31th December 2016, the car carrier
Glovis Corona developed heavy list to port board during storm in North Sea east
off Cuxhaven, Germany. The vessel was en route from Hamburg to Gothenburg, but
rough weather and big swell caused cargo shift in upper decks.
tugs of KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE left the port of Bremerhaven to assist the car carrier
“Glovis Corona”. We prepared our tugs for all possible situations, as we didn´t
know what to expect. After about three hours we arrived at the Glovis Corona at
N-Reede which layed on anchor. Luckily we recognized that the list already
The waves were still up to 2,5m and wind was rough as well. Once the
car carrier was under control, the tugs brought her up the River Weser and
escorted her with four tugs to Bremerhaven. Among public interest on
the quay, KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE safely delivered the car carrier to the lock
chamber in Bremerhaven.