Russian Master blamed for collision at Brake, Germany
General cargo ship PEIKKO collided with berthed bulk carrier at around 1430 UTC Jan 15 while leaving Brake, Germany, bound for Aarhus Denmark. Both ships sustained damages, PEIKKO was allowed to continue voyage after inspection and security deposit, because Russian Master was found guilty of causing collision by miscalculating current and wind strength. PEIKKO resumed sailing at around 1930 UTC Jan 15, but early in the morning Jan 16 she interrupted her voyage and headed for Cuxhaven. At 0630 UTC Jan 16 she was approaching Cuxhaven. The reason for this is yet unknown – either she suffered more serious damages than estimated, or she was ordered to call German port because of investigation.
Understood but not confirmed PEIKKO collided with bulk carrier ARACARI ARROW (IMO 9008706, dwt 46956), which was said to sustain serious damages. The ship was about to set sail for France.
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