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Dutch and German cargo ships collision in Lower Weser, both damaged

General cargo ships WALTER HAMMANN and DAGNA collided at around 0010 UTC on May 15 in Lower Weser upstream from Nordenham, Germany Dutch freighter DAGNA was sailing upstream, to Brake, while German coaster was sailing downstream, from Bremen.

Both ships reportedly suffered serious damages and are in need of repairs – WALTER HAMMANN sustained bow breaches or deep dents; the starboard hull of DAGNA also sustained breaches or dents. WALTER HAMMANN said to struck DAGNA STB at about 90 deg angle.

No water ingress, no leaks reported. WALTER HAMMANN reportedly, is already docked at Bremerhaven ship repair yard. DAGNA reached Brake, and after completing cargo operation also sailed to Bremerhaven, she was docked there on May 17

General Cargo WALTER HAMMANN is currently located at UKC – North Sea at position 53° 30′ 09.8″ N, 008° 35′ 08.5″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-05-17 16:45 UTC (3 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from the North direction at force 0 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port BREMERHAVEN, DE after a voyage of 15 hours, 56 minutes originating from port BREMEN, DE.
WALTER HAMMANN (IMO: 8714841) is a General Cargo that was built in 1988 (34 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Germany.
Its carrying capacity is 1323 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 2.8 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 58.75 meters and her width is 11.65 meters.
As General Cargo DAGNA is currently located at UKC – North Sea at position 53° 30′ 07.5″ N, 008° 35′ 09.3″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-05-17 16:56 UTC (2 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from North direction at force 0 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port BREMERHAVEN, DE after a voyage of 40 minutes originating from port BRAKE, DE.
DAGNA (IMO: 9313802) is a General Cargo that was built in 2005 (17 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Netherlands.
Its carrying capacity is 6665 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 3.8 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 110.78 meters and her width is 14 meters.
Sources: Maritime Security + Marine Traffic

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