Cargo of Eilbek shifted during storm in North Sea

by Stanley Cooper 0


EilbekThe container ship Eilbek got cargo shift in a storm off Kiel, Denmark. Some of the cargo in containers shifted and vessel received big list to starboard. The accident happened in a gale with strong wind and large waves, during a voyage from Rotterdam via Antwerp to St Petersburg, Russia in North Sea. The ship was forced to enter in East Shore Port of Kiel, where the cargo was re-stowed. There is no cargo loss during the shift and no damages of the vessel’s hull. Also there are no injured people during the accident. The cargo shift created list to starboard of over 10 degrees, which seriously scared the officers, as the weather in North and Baltic Sea is unpredictable and the gales are strong.

The container ship Eilbek (IMO: 9313199) was built in 2005 by Meyer Neptun Papenburg in their shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The vessel has overall length pf 170.00 m, moulded beam of 27.00 m and maximum draft of 7.90 m. The deadweight of the container carrier is 15,952 DWT and the gross tonnage is 16,324 GRT. The ship Eilbek is operated and owned by Hamburger Lloyd company.