Turkish flagged general cargo ship Paksoy 1 collided with the Dutch EEMS Cobalt in the evening hours of November 15, about 25 kilometers northwest of Borkum, Germany.
The German maritime authorities said that all 21 crew members on board the two ships were safe and that no injuries were reported.
Based on the images released by Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies , the bulbous bow of Paksoy 1 rammed into the starboard side of EEMS Cobalt’s hull, which was punctured above the waterline. The ships spent the night locked together before being separated by tugs early this morning.
As informed, a tug managed to pull away EEMS Cobalt from the Turkish ship this morning. Preliminary damage assessment shows that Paksoy 1 sustained significant damage to its bulbous bow.
There have been no traces of an oil spill at the collision site, based on the aerial surveillance data.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
The area has been reopened for maritime and air traffic
土耳其國旗普通貨船Paksoy 1號於11月15日晚上與荷蘭EEMS Cobalt相撞，位於德國Borkum西北約25公里處。
根據德國海上突發事件中央司令部發布的圖像，Paksoy 1的球形船頭撞向EEMS Cobalt船體的右舷，船體在水線以上被刺破。船今晚被鎖在一起，然後在今天早上被拖船分開。
據了解，今天早上一艘拖船設法從土耳其船上撤走了EEMS Cobalt。初步損傷評估顯示，Paksoy 1對其球狀船首的損傷嚴重。
Information source: World Maritime News Staff , Image Courtesy: Sputnik International