General cargo ship Lisa D blocked traffic on Hunte river

Lisa D stuckThe general cargo ship Lisa D grounded at Hunte river, being pushed by the current and drawn across the fairway. The ship stuck outside the fairway and blocked the traffic at the left tributary of Weser river, Germany. The cargo vessel remained stuck until current changed and refloated by own power, as there were no visible damages and no water pollution. Lisa D resumed voyage to Elsfleth and reached point of destination by own power. The general cargo ship succeeded to dock at the port, where was inspected and surveyed for seaworthiness and possible underwater damages.

Local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. Also will be investigated if the duty officer is responsible for the grounding. Probably the strong current pushed the vessel at board and changed her course. However, will be considered if officers can react and prevent the accident. The ship slightly stuck with the bow at the riverbank, but remained afloat and seaworthy.

The general cargo ship Lisa D (IMO: 8205187) has overall length of 74.00 m, moulded beam of 12.00 m and maximum summer draft of 4.50 m. The vessel has deadwweight of 1,685 DWT and gross tonnage of 1,162 GRT. The general cargo ship was built 1984 by Barkmeijer Stroobos in Netherlands. The owner and operator of Lisa D is German company Drabert Schiffahrt.