German Ferry's Captain Charged After Collision

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German ferry's captain - Nils Holgersson may be facing really serious charges after local coast guard officials has ruled out that any technical malfunction turned his ferry to hit another passenger ferry in Luebeck, Germany last week.
Maritime Authorities that investigating the May 3 collision at the German Port of Travemünde are now pointing to human mistake on behalf of captain of the Nils Holgersson as the cause of the collision, talling he failed to set the proper thruster location when approaching the dock.
The passenger of the ferry on the receiving end of the collision, called the Urd, suffered many damages but was managed to escape without any injuries to its passengers or crew members after getting t-boned by the Nils Holgersson. The vessel - Urd was moored at Pier 3 of the Scandinavian Quay in Travemünde when the ship was struck, puncturing 2 large holes on her starboard side both below the waterline and to her upper decks.
"The vessel collided with the ferry, that was in port, almost at a right angle,” coast guard spokesman Karsten Dose said.
A total sum of ship rushed in to assist the ships and pump water from the Urd.
The Nils Holgersson injured damage to her bulbous bow and bow. She is operated by TT-Line, a shipping company which is based in Lübeck, Germany and that is providing direct ferry and freight service among Germany and Sweden. Local statements have indicated that alcohol has probably been ruled out as a contributing factor. The captain can be facing charges of endangering shipping.