Cargo ship Abis Bergen blocked traffic at Rostock port approach

Abis BergenGeneral cargo ship Abis Bergen grounded off Rostock, Germany and blocked the traffic on the fairway at approach to the port. The vessel hardly stuck and was not able to refloat by own power. The local authorities dispatched tugs and followed underwater inspection. It was estimated the vessel’s hull did not suffered damages and ship was refloated later during the day. The general cargo ship Abis Bergen was towed back and docked at the harbor of Hafebecker B, where will be inspected. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution. The traffic at approach of port of Rostock was blocked during the accident, but after refloating the traffic was normalized.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. Police boarded the vessel and arrested the Master of the vessel, who was found drunk. The ship operator will be also fined for the accident.

General cargo ship Abis Bergen (IMO: 9544932) has overall length of 90.00 m, moulded beam of 14.00 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The vessel has deadweight of 3,800 DWT and gross tonnage of 2,978 GRT. The ship was built in 2010 by Shipkits yard in Groningen, Netherlands. The cargo ship Abis Bergen is owned and operated by Netherlands company Abis Shipping. During grounding the vessel was leaving Rostock port en route to Lemwerder.