22nd October 2018
The Oldendorff Carriers vessel Erna Oldendorff (38,613 tdw built 2016) made contact with the Oshima bridge on her way to Etajima, Japan. No people were hurt and there are no reports of pollution at this time.
Immediately after the incident Oldendorff Carriers informed all relevant authorities and parties.
The vessel is following instructions of the Japanese Coast Guard and has moved to a safe anchorage.
The cause of the accident is still unknown. There is currently an investigation by the Japanese Coast Guard to which Oldendorff Carriers is offering its full cooperation.
Regardless of the full details of the cause of the incident Oldendorff Carriers would like to apologise for the disruption caused to anyone as a result of the unfortunate events.
The 2016-built "Erna Oldendorff". Image by Oldendorff Carriers.
Oldendorff Carriers press release