C5/2009M M/V EMSRUNNER, grounding off Kalajoki on 11 December 2009

Cyprus flagged M/V EMSRUNNER arrived in ballast from Sweden to load peat in port of Rahja at Kalajoki in Finland. After taking the pilot on Kalajoki pilot boarding place the vessel grounded under pilotage, outside of fairway area, into the shoal of Välimatala.

The vessel got tears to the bow ballast tank to her port side, dents to the fore peak area, tears to the bilge keel and some dents to bottom plates on starboard side. Furthermore there were some damages in the bow thruster room. There were no leakages or environmental damages.

After investigations performed in the harbour by the Maritime authority and classification society, installation of an additional pump into the bow thruster room and giving the detailed casualty report, the vessel got the permission to sail to repair shipyard in Estonia, where the damages were repaired.

C5/2009M Report (pdf, 1.68 Mt)

Published 11.12.2009