Dutch cargo ship collided with Finnish icebreaker

General cargo ship FWN SOLIDE contacted icebreaker KONTIO on approaches to Oulu, Finland, northeast Gulf of Bothnia, at around 1000 LT Jan 22, while en route from Rotterdam to Oulu. Understood collision occurred during ice channeling, a rather regular type of accident in ice-covered waters. Dutch freighter suffered hole in bow bulb, but no water ingress or pollutant leak were reported, only moderate leak of ballast water. Icebreaker reportedly didn’t sustain any damages and remains active. FWN SOLIDE docked at Oulu at around 1030 LT.

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