Container ship strikes Hapag-Lloyd's cruise ship Hanseatic Inspiration

   March 19, 2021 ,   Accidents

 A container ship struck the berthed Hanseatic Inspiration cruise ship in Hamburg, Germany while leaving the port.

The accident happened Thursday morning, March 18, when the 150,853 GT-ton boxship CSCL Star, struck the Hapag-Lloyd's ship during a turning maneuver assisted by tugboats.

Hanseatic Inspiration cruise ship

The large container ship came too close to Hanseatic Inspiration until a slight collision occurred at the end. The major collision was avoided after a tugboat managed to pull the container vessel to the port side.

The 2011-built boxship CSCL Star (IMO 9466867, max capacity 13300 TEU-containers) sustained minor damages and was permitted to leave the harbor. The Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship sustained slight damages but details have not been released at this time.

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