The Oldendorff Carriers vessel Erna Oldendorff / Oshima bridge in Japan Update

23rd October 2018


各位
10 月 22 日(月)に当社 Oldendorff Carriers 社の本船 Erna Oldendorff(以下本船)が大
島大橋と衝突し発生した船舶の損傷に関して、更なる調査のため柳井港に移動、停泊したこ
とをご報告いたします。
一部報道によると本船は事故現場から逃走したとされておりますが、それは事実と異なり
ます。大島大橋の周辺は潮の流れが速く、事故発生現場の近くに停泊するのは不可能である
と判断し、船長は事故発生を報告した後に当初予定されていた寄港先に本船を移動しまし
た。
本船は大島大橋と接触し、水道管と光ファイバー回線に損傷を与えました。
この事故による負傷者、油漏れは発生しておりません。事故発生後直ちに当社はすべての関
係当局と関係者に連絡をし、乗組員は当局の調査に全面的に協力しております。
現在 Oldendorff Carriers 社と P&I Club の代表者は本船に乗船し、乗組員および関係当局
と連携しております。海上保安庁は事故原因の究明のため調査を開始しました。引き続き弊
社では調査への全面的な協力をしていく所存です。
この度の事故により多大なご迷惑を被られた地域住民ならびに関係各所の皆さまへ、あら
ためてお詫び申し上げます。

Oldendorff Carriers 広報代行
MTI Japan(ppc) 担当:福嶋
Tel:03-6809-2680
Mobile: 090-9305-3478

English Translation

Oldendorff Carriers report that its vessel Erna Oldendorff has now moved to the Yanai anchorage in Japan for a further assessment by the Japanese Coast Guard of the damage following the ship’s allision with the Oshima bridge on Monday October 22.

Initial reports that the vessel was sighted fleeing the scene were incorrect. It has been established that because of a strong and dangerous current near the bridge, it was impossible to anchor safely near the site of the accident. The Master reported the accident and then the vessel proceeded to its planned safe anchorage at Etajima, Japan.

Erna Oldendorff made contact with the structure causing damage to a water supply pipe and internet cables. The Oshima bridge is temporarily closed for traffic, but it is reported that one way traffic will resume on the morning of October 24.

There were no personal injuries and no pollution as a result of the incident. Erna Oldendorff sustained damage to its mast and 3 cranes.  Immediately after the incident Oldendorff Carriers informed all relevant authorities and parties. There are 21 qualified crew aboard who are cooperating fully with the Japanese Coast Guard investigation.

Representatives of Oldendorff Carriers and the P&I Club are attending to the crew and the vessel and are in contact with the authorities. The Japanese Coast Guard have started a full investigation to the cause of the incident which is still unknown. Oldendorff Carriers are meanwhile offering their full cooperation to the investigation.

Once again the company would like to apologise for the impact and disruption which has been caused to the local community.