A moored car carrier broke loose from its berth in Bremerhaven on Sunday evening, crashed into the other bank and knocked over a shipyard crane. The damage is estimated to be in the high six figures.

The stern lines of the 227-meter long and 32-meter wide ship ripped out of the pier at around 9 p.m. local time together with the bollard.

The freighter drifted from the west bank to the east bank and damaged the floating and dry dock, the quay, and brought down a shipyard crane.

The Bremen police claimed that there was considerable damage to property, but fortunately no one was injured.

The ship was later secured by tugs and returned to the original berth. A connection with the storm situation cannot be ruled out.

The Bremen police said that investigations into this incident are ongoing.