Ro-Ro and Container Ship Collide in Kiel Canal
The car carrier City of Amsterdam collided with the container ship Conmar Bay in the Kiel Canal, Germany, on Saturday at around noon.
The vessels were transiting the North-Baltic Sea Canal in opposite directions when Force 9 winds forced the westbound car carrier across the path of the container ship.
Both vessels were breached, but remain afloat. The 2,779dwt, 100-meter (328-foot) City of Amsterdam is reported to have a gash around 50 meters (164 feet) long above the waterline, portside. The 150-meter (492-foot) Conmar Bay is reported to have a 30-meter (98-foot) gash above the waterline.
There are no reports of injuries, but several containers went overboard.
A tug has assisted City of Amsterdam to port, and Conmar Bay has sailed on to Kiel.
The vessels will be inspected before being allowed to continue their voyages.