Yesterday, Wagenborg’s multi-purpose vessel Máxima developed a list while in the Waalhaven in the Port of Rotterdam. Suspected cause is water ingress into the cargo hold. The fire brigade and the Port Authority were called in with pumps to help right the ship.

The multi-purpose ship only came into service this year and was built by Niestern Sander. According to MarineTraffic, the ship had arrived in Rotterdam from Hamburg. Maritime Bulletin reports that the situation was under control as of 4:40 am.

The Máxima (149.95 x 15.90 metres) is the largest ship ever built inside the dikes in the Northern Netherlands. It is the second vessel of the EasyMax design. The EasyMax is an ice-classed multipurpose vessel with an open-top notation and a cargo capacity of 14,200 tonnes. The vessel is designed to have a lower power output and greater efficiency than other multipurpose vessels of a similar size. Watch a video of the launch of the ship below.

Also read: Wagenborg’s second EasyMax vessel enters into service

Picture (top) by Flying Focus, published in SWZ|Maritime’s February 2021 issue.

Based on an article that first appeared in Dutch on Schuttevaer, a publication of SWZ|Maritime’s publishing partner Promedia.

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