WORLD BORA and RABA - Collision on 19 February 2019


In the morning the 19th February 2019, the Danish crew transfer vessel (CTV) WORLD BORA and Cyprus-registered general cargo vessel RABA collided in the Baltic sea 2 nm east of Rügen, Germany, while under way; WORLD BORA from Mukran, Germany, transfering industrial personnel to the windfarm Wikinger, and RABA from Koege, Denmark, to Szczecin, Poland.

The ships only suffered minor damages to their hull and interior, but most of the crew and some of the industrial personnel on WORLD BORA suffered serious secondary impact injuries. Therefore, the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) in agreement with the German authorities initiated an investigation of the accident to establish the circumstances leading to the collision between WORLD BORA and RABA.

The report can be downloaded in PDF format here.