Passenger vessel Stadt Kappeln with 80 people disabled near Maasholm, Germany

Stadt KappelnThe passenger vessel Stadt Kappeln with 80 people on board lost power on the Schlei waters near Maasholm, Germany. The accident was reported to local authorities and at the scene was sent DGzRS rescue boat Nis Randers, which took the disabled ships on tow to Kappeln. During the towing, the crew succeeded to restart the engine and returned the propulsion power. The passenger vessel Stadt Kappeln proceeded to the port by own power, where docked successfully. There were no reports about injured people or damages to any of the vessels. The ship disembarked all the passengers to the pier and remained for further inspection and survey.

There were no reports about injuries and water pollution. The local authorities will investigation the root cause of the accident and will further inspect the ship.

The passenger vessel Stadt Kappeln has overall length of 36.00 m, moulded beam of 6.00 m and maximum draft of 2.00 m. The ship has deadweight of 50 DWt and gross tonnage of 221 GRT. The passenger vessel was built in 1981 by Marinteknik, Oregrund and serves the Schleswig Fjord.