Breakaway bulk carrier contacted berthed bulk carrier, Brake

Written by Maritime First

Bulk carrier STAR GRIP broke off her moorings at Brake, Weser river, Germany, around midday Sep 24, affected by strong current and wind.

The ship contacted berthed bulk carrier S BRONCO (IMO 9311050) and drifted into river fairway, where she was taken under control thanks to crew alertness.

Crew managed to start engine and hold the ship on the fairway against current and wind. With the help of tugs, STAR GRIP was taken back to berth.

S BRONCO reportedly, sustained slight damage, some scratches and grazed paint.


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