The general cargo ship Daan allided with the Northern Lock’s gate in Brunbuettel at Kiel Canal. The vessel was proceeding en route to St Malo, but rammed the gate after engine failure. Following the collision, the cargo ship suffered damaged in the bow, including torn bulwark. The Northern Lock’s gate suffered visible damages as well. The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene were dispatched tug, which towed the general cargo ship Daan to inner Brunsbuettel harbor, where was docked for repair and safety inspection. Fortunately, during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. The traffic at Kiel Canal was slightly affected by the collision, but the vessel was taken out of the site and the traffic was released. The Northern Lock’s gate in Brunbuettel has visible damages, but not having structural problems.
The collision happened just two days after fatal accident on board of the ship at the port of Sczcecin. During a storm and strong winds, the hatch wagon with a hatch attached, started sliding towards the accommodation block. The wagon hit the man who was standing on the deck, causing him fatal injuries.
The general cargo ship Daan (IMO: 9201956) has overall length of 90.00 m, moulded beam of 12.40 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 2,800 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,080 GRT. The freighter was built in 2001 by Peters Shipyard in Kampen, Netherlands. During the accident, the general cargo ship Daan was en route from Szczecin to St Malo.