Dimitris S

Dimitris S

Dimitris S
Photo: nos.nl

The 190 meter long, 48,821 dwt bulk carrier Dimitris S caught fire while berthed in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Dimitris S had arrived from Dordrecht with a cargo of scrap metal when fire broke out in the hold. Local fire brigade and fireboats were alerted and the combined effort was able to extinguish the blaze after several hours. One crewman on board the Dimitris S was later taken to hospital for treatment. Reports state the fire was likely caused by the scrap self-igniting. No details on damage or pollution released.

BBC Lisbon

BBC Lisbon

BBC Lisbon

On July 1, the 130 meter long, 7843 dwt cargo vessel BBC Lisbon ran aground while in Tromsø, Norway.  The BBC Lisbon had arrived from Poland and attempted to shift berths when it ran ashore. Tugs were able to refloat the cargo vessel a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Divers were requested to inspect the hull for damage.

Rhenus Duisburg

Rhenus Duisburg

Rhenus Duisburg

The 186 meter long self-propelled barge Rhenus Duisburg allided with a bridge on the New Maas at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The vessel was en route to Wallersheim from Duisburg when it lost control due the current and wind. The barge had even tried to reverse engines, but the vessel continued towards the Willems Bridge.  As the barge passed underneath, several containers on board the Rhenus Duisburg struck the bridge and went overboard.  All the containers were later recovered from the river. An inspection found neither the barge or the bridge sustained significant damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.