The trawler Emma Helene partially sank after collision in the Port of Thyboron, Denmark. The vessel was berthed at the pier, but was hit by another ship, suffering breaches below the water line in the stern sector and started getting water ingress. The trawler’s start partially submerged at the berth, as the crew was unable to control the flooding. The local authorities and Thyboron rescue station were informed about the accident and at the scene were dispatched firefighters were tried to refloat the vessel. The trawler Emma Helene remains partially sank, resting the bottom with her stern. The salvage operation is currently under negotiations with the shipowner.
The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident. The Belize-flagged trawler Emma Helene was berthed at the port in Port of Thyboron, but was hit by the vessel Linette – L120. During the accident there were no injured people and the ship was surrounded by oil booms to prevent possible leaks. There were slight signs of oily water around the vessel, but no serious environmental pollution.
The trawler Emma Helene (IMO: 8421236) has overall length of 30.00 m, moulded beam of 7.00 m and maximum draft of 2.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 115 DWT and the gross tonnage is 299 GRT. The trawler was built in 1985 by Siegholdwerft in their shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany.