Bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge collided with tanker Peary Spirit in Elbe River

Bulk carrier Yeoman BridgeThe bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge collided with berthed Aframax tanker Peary Spirit at port of Brunsbuettel, Germany. The ship was maneuvering with pilot on board for berthing at the terminal, when due to human mistake hit the berthed vessel on the nearby pier. The accident caused large breach of the Aframax tanker Peary Spirit with length of 25-30 meters, but fortunately above the waterline. The both ships remained afloat, but breached tanker will need of repair works before return in operations. The bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge suffered slight damages, some broken layers and dents of the hull, but after inspection was released to start cargo handling operations at the port.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. There were no injured people and no water pollution during collision. The Aframax tanker Peary Spirit will need of up to two days for repair works before return in operations, but not expect to delay from the schedule. The traffic in the port was not affected by the accident.

The bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge (IMO: 8912302) has overall length of 249.00 m, moulded beam of 28.00 m and maximum draft of 10.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 96,772 DWT and the gross tonnage is 55,695 GRT. The bulk carrier was built in 1991 by Tsuneishi Tadotsu Factory in their shipyard in Japan. The owner and operator of the vessel is Aggregate Industries in UK.

The Aframax tanker Peary Spirit (IMO: 9466130) has overall length of 249.00 m, moulded beam of 44.00 m and maximum draft of 9.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 109,325 DWT and the gross tonnage is 66,550 GRT. The ship was built in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The Aframax tanker Peary Spirit is owned and operated by company Teekay Shipping.