Car carrier Glovis Corona developed heavy list to port board during storm in North Sea

Glovis CoronaThe car carrier Glovis Corona developed heavy list to port board during storm in North Sea east off Cuxhaven, Germany. The vessel was en route from Hamburg to Gothenburg, but rough weather and big swell caused cargo shift in upped decks. The source of the accident was not revealed, but crew was unable to repair the list by ballasting and turned back, securing at outer anchorage of Bremerhaven. The car carrier Glovis Corona remained at same position and unable to dock at the port due to large list of about 15 degrees. There is no immediate danger for the seaworthiness of the ship, but stabilization to even keel will be considered after weather improves.

The local authorities will investigation the accident and will inspect if the safety rules were implemented, when securing cargo. During the cargo shift there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The car carrier Glovis Corona (IMO: 9122930) has overall length of 200.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 9.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 21,421 DWT and the gross tonnage is 55,680 GRT. The vehicle carrier was built in 1996 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. During the accident, the vessel was en route under cargo from Hamburg to Gothenburg and then to Middle East.