Bomar Moon was en route from an oil plant in the Neuhöfer Canal to Immingham when it suffered an engine failure. The captain of the vessel dropped the anchor immediately, but Bomar Moon struck the river's bottom. The vessel was refloated with the assistance of the tug Wilhelmine, which was nearby. The Bomar Moon was towed to Steinwerder Berth 1 with a police escort (patrol boats WS 2 and WS 25).
There were no reports of injuries or pollution. The Bomar Moon has been detained for damage assessment by divers. An investigation into the incident has been launched.
Boomar Moon (IMO number 9390393 and MMSI 305526000) was built in 2010 and is registered in Antigua & Barbuda. The 77-metre cargo vessel has a deadweight of 2,803 DWT.
Image: Dieter Kroepelin