Car carrier damaged Lock’s gate in Bremerhaven

Car carrier contacted rubber panels or fender of Bremerhaven Lock gate, seriously damaging gate and sustained hull dent. Understood accident took place on Jul 28, and car carrier in question is GARNET LEADER, but it’s not confirmed yet. The ship maneuvered into Lock with 2 tugs assistance. As of Jul 29, GARNET LEADER was still berthed at Bremerhaven.
Car carrier GARNET LEADER, IMO 9357327, GT 57692, built 2008, flag Bahamas, operator RAY CAR CARRIERS LTD.



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.