SCF tanker Mar Elena 1 vs. river freighter Ella, Hamburg
Product tanker Mar Elena 1 collided with river freighter Ella in Hamburg at 0311 LT Jan 20. It looks like the collision was caused by Ella, which, loaded with cereals, unmoored from the berth and hit the tanker, which either was already under way, or preparing to leave. Ella somehow managed to suffer breaches fore and aft, with ensuing water ingress. Ella was moored to other vessel in Kali Quay, dewatered and lightered. No reports on Mar Elena 1 damages. As of 0230 UTC Jan 21 tanker was docked in Hamburg. Mar Elena 1 arrived to Hamburg on Jan 17 from Rotterdam.