15 people injured on Danish CTV near Rügen

15 people injured on Danish CTV near Rügen

20-02-2019 10:00:00

All 15 people onboard the CTV World Bora were injured when the vessel collided with a freighter ship a few nautical miles North East of the island Rügen in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday morning. Two people were flown to the hospital once the ship arrived at port, while eight others were severely injured.

World Bora sailed to Sassnitz by use of own force after the incident. Once her, the four crew members and 11 passengers received first first aid by doctors and paramedics who arrived at the port shortly after the ship, according to Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS).

No one onboard the 81 meter long freighter ship Raba were injured. The hulls of both ships were damaged from the collision, but there was no case of environmental damaging oil spill. According to the local police, the reason behind the collision has not been determined, but a larger investigation is taking place.

According to local police, World Bora was heading to Iberdrolas Wikinger offshore wind farm with a speed of 20 knots when it collided with the freighter. The ships stem was damaged and the majority of the rubber fenders attached to the side that collided were ripped of.

World Bora is operated by World Marine Offshore based in Esbjerg and sails under the Danish flag. The company is investigating the incident.

”WMO has begun a complete and thorough investigation in cooperation with the local and Danish government” the company writes in a statement.

This is not the first time that the ship has experienced a mishap . Back in August 2018 a fire broke out in the ships engine room.

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