Container ship Deneb capsized at Mersk terminal

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| Monday, 06.13.2011, 12:13 AM |   (48015 views)|

Two crewmembers including the captain were slightly injured when the "Deneb" on June 11, 2011, suddenly heeled to starboard in Algerias.
Deneb capsized (Photo Courtesy of fotodesbarcos.org)
Deneb capsized (Photo Courtesy of fotodesbarcos.org)
101 meters long Germany based company owned container ship capsized in Algeriask, at Maersk container terminal, 2 injured including captain.

Two crewmembers including the captain were slightly injured when the "Deneb" on June 11, 2011, suddenly heeled to starboard in Algerias.

At 3:30 loading operations were stopped by MAL and SG Portainer because of stability problems.

Short time later the ship began to list toward the quay at 1.55 p.m.

When the ship began to list the dock quickly escaped by jumping overboard and fall into the water without damage, there were 2 non-serious injuries among the crew, it seems that a sailor was hurt in the arm and the captain struck in the mouth, fortunately no serious injuries manifested.

Began to list at 13.55 before the helpless eyes of the stevedores who watched the scene as it was when it occurred is the shift and in the area were the 2 turns, the incoming and outgoing.

Oil booms were laid out around the vessel, and 2 tugs were pushing from the seaward port side prevent further increase of list. The ship sank to the bottom with its foreship meanwhile, and the list further increased. The salvage tug "Rotterdam" arrived from Rotterdam. The "Deneb" had on board 116 tons of diesel fuel and 26 tons bunker fuel. Cargo operator Maersk announces there was no dangerous cargo on board.


Photos courtesy of http://www.fotodebarcos.org




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