Extreme wind conditions caused contact and damage above the waterline when Ark Dania arrived at Esbjerg.
In spite of tug boat support, Ark Dania unfortunately came a bit too close to the quay at arrival in Esbjerg today under extreme wind conditions. As the picture shows, the contact caused some damage to the hull above the waterline.
The damage has now been assessed by the yard and classification society, and the plan is to repair the ship while in port.
“We expect that she will be able to depart on Friday 14 February. Luckily, Fleet Management has been able to charter the freight ferry Midia to replace Dania until Friday. Midia will be leaving Vlaardingen today and be in Immingham for Ark Danias scheduled departure tomorrow. This means we will only be losing today’ sailing from Esbjerg to Immingham,” says Kell Robdrup, SVP, BU North Sea South, who has already informed the customers about the delay this will cause the customers scheduled to leave Esbjerg today.
Ark Dania damaged above the waterline when hitting the quay in Esbjerg.