Wilson Hobro suffered cargo shift in English Canal

Cargo ship Wilson HobroThe general cargo ship Wilson Hobro suffered cargo shift in English Canal on several nautical miles northwest off Brest, France. The vessel was en route from Rotterdam to Chalkis in Greece, but on February 10 the cargo of aluminum bullion bars shifted in rough weather and heavy seas. The vessel suffered list to starboard and under the danger for seaworthiness the crew was pushed to reduce the speed and alter the course to Brest. The general cargo ship Wilson Hobro successfully docked at eastern wharf of the Brest Port, where will fix the cargo shift and relocate the aluminum bullion bars. The vessel will have sufficient delay from the schedule, as the vessel is still at the port of Brest, due to the specification of the material and the needed cargo stowage.

The local authorities ordered special survey and inspection of the vessel at the port of Brest. Fortunately during the incident there were no injured people and no reported water pollution.

The general cargo ship Wilson Hobro (IMO: 9229128) has overall length of 90.00 m, moulded beam of 14.00 m and maximum draft of 6.10 m. The deadweight of the ship is 4,338 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,896 GRT. The general cargo ship was built in 2001 by Peters Shipyard in Kampen, Netherlands.