Mega container ship Dali allided with berth at Port of Antwerp

container ship Dali allidedThe mega container ship Dali allided with berth at Port of Antwerp during unmooring maneuvers for leaving the port. The accident happened in good weather and was caused by mistake of the Master and pilot on board. The container carrier had substantial stern momentum, which caused allision with the stone wall of the quay. Following the accident, the vessel Dali suffered sufficient damages in the stern and transom. The container ship remained afloat, but has some breaches near the waterline and will need of repairs. The berth was also seriously damaged and closed for cargo handling operations due to safety reasons.

The container ship Dali was detained and docked to Deurganckdok, Antwerp, where will be repaired and fully inspected before released to return in operations. The vessel will have some delay from the time schedule. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and water pollution.

The container ship Dali (IMO: 9697428) has overall length of 300.00 m, moulded beam of 48.00 m and maximum draft of 11.00 m. The deadweight of the carrier is 111,032 DWT and the gross tonnage is 94,730 GRT. The vessel was built in 2015 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korean. The owner of the container ship Dali Greek company Oceanbulk Maritime, but currently vessel is chartered by Maersk Line.