A Russian cargo ship has left Denmark for repairs after a collision with a dock.

The 4,500-dwt Surgut (built 1994) was cleared to sail from Horsens just hours before a European Union ban on Russian vessels entered into force.

The vessel docked in the port on Friday to unload its cargo of Russian steel, broadcaster TV SYD reported.

The plan was for the Surgut to then continue on to Morocco, but it hit the pier at the harbour entrance, leaving a hole in the hull above the waterline.