Car carrier contacted Lock, damaged, Bremerhaven

At night Jul 7 cargo ship contacted North Lock constructions while understood, leaving Bremerhaven. Both Lock and ship sustained damages, ship’s hull suffering some 20 cm crack or gash. The ship was detained for repairs and investigation, she left Bremerhaven on Jul 9 and reached her next port of call, Hamburg, on Jul 10. The ship’s name wasn’t revealed, on Jul 10 local sources identified the ship as car carrier HOEGH TRAPPER, with officers being of Chinese nationality.
Car carrier HOEGH TRAPPER, IMO 9706918, GT 76420, built 2016, flag Norway, manager HOEGH WALLEM.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.