An Erik Thun cargo ship that nearly sank off west Denmark is to be moved to a dry dock to assess damage.

The 5,000-dwt Helge (built 2013) took on water after a collision involving the 500,000-cbf reefer Wild Cosmos (built 1998) in the North Sea off Ringkobing on Friday.

Manager MF Shipping Group reported on Tuesday that lightering operations will begin for the safe discharge of its general cargo.