Maersk boxship suffers gash while berthing at Bremerhaven

The Singapore-flagged Maersk Leon boxship is having its hull checked today following a collision while berthing in Bremerhaven yesterday morning. The 8,850 teu ship smashed into a berth at the German port at 06:30 hrs yesterday, with local reports suggesting the ship suffered a 2 m long gash above the waterlines. No crew were injured.

The vessel has some hull damage currently under review. The repair time is unknown as of now but not expected to be extensive,” a spokesperson for Maersk told Splash, adding that there had been no environmental impact.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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