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SHIP NAME: Stavtank KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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8,400dwt M/T Stavtank (built 1995) -- in collision Jan.3, in Kiel Canal near Fischerhutte -- with 9,980 gt cargo 141.2mt M/V Tarnhav. Chemical M/T Stavtank, with 6.600 tons light gas, severely damaged in superstructure on port side -- headed for Brunsbuettel assisted by the tug M/V Bugsier 15. M/V Tarnhav headed for Kiel and has reached the North harbor -- undamaged. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Tues. Jan. 3 2006)

M/V Tarnhav's bow, being strengthened for ice, hit the M/T Stavtank in the region between machine room and aftmost tank. The hull was torn open above the water on a length of 3,5 m and a height of 2 m. Then a crane was damaged - the hydraulic oil of which was then visible on M/V Tarnhav's bow - as well as a rescue boat and a ballast water tank, before the bridge of M/T Stavtank was hit and damaged. By chance no one was hurt there. When the crew of M/V Tarnhav inspected the foreship, they found broken glass of M/T Stavtank's bridge windows there. After the collision M/T Stavtank pushed into the canal embankment where she stuck fast until 06.30 a.m. The canal traffic had to be stopped for larger ships until the tug M/V Bugsier 15 came from BrunsbruĆ¼ttel and towed the ship back into deeper water. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Wed.. Jan. 4 2006) UPDATE>>

The damaged M/T Stavtank reached Hamburg Jan 4 -- down by the bow almost to the anchors and with an allowed speed of 6 knots it proceeded to the Vopak Terminal to unload the cargo of almost 7000 tons oil.


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Currently no cause info. Sounds like Tarnhav may have lost control.