The 86 meter long tanker Eiltank 113 had sprung a leak while sailing down the Rhine River near St. Goar, Germany. The two crewmen on board noticed that the tanker had water ingress in the bow section. The crew requested assistance and local fire departments responded. Bilge pumps and generators were brought to the vessel and were able to get the flooding under control. The tanker’s cargo of ethylhexanol had not leaked. Reports state a small amount of oil pollution was released from the propulsion system. No one was injured.
The 101 meter long, 3728 dwt freighter Skog suffered an engine room fire while at berth at Waalhaven, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Skog loaded with aluminum had a major fire with large amount of smoke in the engine room and the insulation of the chimney. Four crewmen suffered injuries and taken to hospital. Local fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire. Reports state the probable cause of the fire was by leaking diesel fuel. A spokesperson stated no dangerous substances released during the fire.