Container ship EUGEN MAERSK troubled while leaving Hamburg

Very Large Container Ship EUGEN MAERSK had to drop anchor in emergency while leaving Hamburg early in the morning Mar 3 and proceeding downstream Elbe, encountering some mechanical problem. Tugs arrived at her side to assist if needed. Traffic for ships with length more than 120 meters was suspended. EUGEN MAERSK fixed the problem and continued voyage. According to AIS track, accident occurred in Stader area and it lasted for some 3 hours, the ship resumed sailing at around 0300 UTC Mar 3. EUGEN MAERSK arrived at next port of call, Antwerp, early in the morning Mar 4.
Container ship EUGEN MAERSK, IMO 9321550, dwt 156257, capacity 11000 TEU, built 2008, flag Denmark.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.