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Naval Vessel and Container Ship Collide

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By MarEx 2015-12-09 17:02:02

The 151m (500-foot) container ship Nordic Bremen and the German frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern collided in the Kiel Canal, Germany, on Wednesday. 

The incident occurred during bad weather, and both vessels suffered bow damage but remained afloat. The Nordic Bremen proceeded to Kiel, while the frigate was escorted to Brunsbüttel by three naval tugs. 

Nordic Bremen is managed by Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement.

The Kiel Canal is a 61-mile long waterway that runs between the North Sea at Brunsbüttel and the Baltic Sea at Kiel.