Ioanna G Disabled
The 16,408 dwt freighter Ioanna G became disabled in Dardanelles Strait after suffering engine failure. The master of the Ioanna G tried to reject assistance until he could get an approval from the owner. However, the vessel was taken under tow to the Tuzla Shiprepair Yard. The Ioanna G had a cargo of 15,200 metric tons of sugar bound for Odessa.
The 2486 dwt freighter Norrsken collided with the self-propelled barge Livarda at the sealock at Papenburg, Germany. The Livada suffered severe damage including water ingress resulting with the vessel being flooded. A dredger has tied up to the Livarda to help stabilize the vessel. The Livada with a crew of 2 was loaded with 1200 tons of fertilizer. The Norrsken with 7 crew on board did not report any damage. No reports of injuries from either vessel. An investigation is being conducted by the Water and Shippping Administration.