The general cargo ship Fast Herman ran aground on the Prerow Bank off Rostock, Germany in the early morning of May 21. The vessel was en route from Szczecin to Lubeck with a cargo of Urea, but left the fairway and stuck hardly into the mud shallow. The crew was not able to refloat the freighter by own means and requested assistance from the local authorities. A tug was called from Rostock, which managed to pull the general cargo ship Fast Herman off the shallow several hours later. The freighter was ordered to dock in Rostock for underwater survey and special inspection. The investigation for the root cause of the grounding is under way.
Fortunately during the accident there were no reported injuries and no water pollution. According to preliminary information, the vessel did not suffered underwater breaches and damages.
The general cargo ship Fast Herman (IMO: 9345362) has overall length of 83.00 m, moulded beam of 13.00 m and maximum draft of 5.40 m. The deadweight of the ship is 3,475 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,474 GRT. The freighter was built in 2006 by Bodewes Shipyard in Netherlands.