The 55 meter long self-propelled barge Tranquilo ran aground on the IJssel near Doesburg, Netherlands. The Tranquilo was entering the IJssel from the Rhine when it grounded. The barge was unable to refloat itself and requested assistance. Two barges responded and tried in vain to pull the Tranquilo free, but the barge remain stuck. Reports state the low water level at the IJssel may have caused the grounding. No reports of injuries.
The 115 meter long, 8150 dwt container ship Salam Mesra caught fire while anchored off Marina Barrage, Singapore. The fire started in the vessel’s superstructure in one of the crew’s cabins. Authorities were alerted and dispatched four firefighting vessels to the scene. Using water jets to reach the upper deck cabins, the vessels were able to contain the fire five hours later. No reports of injuries. Details to the extent of damage to the Salam Mesra was not reported.
The 22 meter long catamaran passenger ferry Issehoved allided with a quay at Aarhus, Denmark. The Issehoved was approaching the quay when it struck at the bow. None of the 50 passengers were injured, but the vessel’s bow sustained damage. The Issehoved was towed to a dock and passengers were transferred to another ferry. Reports state the vessel resumed it schedule the next day.