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Day: September 30, 2011

BSLE Venus

BSLE Venus

The 113 meter long, 9742 dwt boxship BSLE Venus went aground on the Weser River.   The vessel had lost power after a technical failure and went adrift.  The crew dropped the anchor, but it go caught on a buoy and the BSLE Venus grounded on an embankment.   The boxship was able to be refloated on the next high tide.   Tugs towed the BSLE Venus to Bremerhaven to be inspected.   No reports of injuries or pollution being released.

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Baltiyskiy-108

Baltiyskiy-108

The 95 meter long, 2649 dwt freighter Baltiyskiy 108 went aground near Rødbyhavn, Denmark.  The Baltiyskiy was en route to Riga from Rendsburg with cargo of machinery.   Attempts to free itself have failed and the owner will prepare a salvage plan.  No one was injured and no pollution was released.

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Collision in Vietnam

Collision in Vietnam

The 71 meter long, 2437 dwt supply vessel Lewek Penguin collided with the 108 meter long, 7088 dwt  tanker Petrolimex off Vung Tau, Vietnam.   The Petrolimex’s hull was damaged leaving a four meter wide hole in one of it’s cargo tanks.  Over 343 metric tons of gasoline was released into the sea.  The Petrolimex was allowed to proceed to Nha Be Oil Port to offload the remaining 6538 metric tons of gasoline.  The Petrolimex had left Quang Ngai bound for Ho Chi Minh City before the incident.  Authorities are monitoring coastal areas for any pollution.   No reports of injuries.

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