Product tanker Ternvind and container ship Langeness collided in Kiel Canal

container ship LangenessThe product tanker Ternvind and container ship Langeness collided at Rade bridge area in Kiel Canal. The both vessels were proceeding through the canal in northern direction, when product tanker Ternvind tried to overtake the slower container carrier. Unfortunately the maneuver was not accurate and distance was not enough for overtaking. The container ship Langeness suffered damages in the forepeak and port boat, but also after collision left the fairway and grounded into a sandbank. The container carrier was refloated two hours later and towed to Kiel, where will be repaired and inspected. The product tanker suffered damages to starboard, but proceeded the voyage to Kiel at own power, where was detained for further inspection and investigation.

During the accident there were no injured people and not water pollution. Both cargo ships were detained until further survey and investigation, but fortunately damages are not sufficient. The traffic in Kiel Canal was hampered for two hours after collision because of grounded container ship, but there was no congestion and other vessels were passing with increased cautious near the collision scene.

The product tanker Ternvind (IMO: 9425356) was en route to Kalundborg, Denmark. The vessel has overall length of 130.00 m, moulded beam of 20.00 m and maximum draft of 8.00 m. The deadweight of the tanker is 11,258 DWT and the gross tonnage is 7,321 GRT. The ship was built in 2008 by Dearsan Shipyard in Turkey. The owner and operator of the product tanker Ternvind is Danish company Tartank Rederi.

The container ship Langeness (IMO: 9301134) was en route to Helsinki, Finland. The ship has overall length of 161.00 m, moulded beam of 25.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the container carrier is 17,002 DWT and the gross tonnage is 15,633 GRT. The vessel was built in 2006 by Avic Weihai Shipyard in China. The owner and operator of the container ship Langeness is German company Briese Schiffahrt.