The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Wolfrose went aground on the Danube River near Osterhofen, Germany. The Wolfrose was proceeding to Enns, Austria from Nurnberg when it struck a gravel bar. The Wolfrose was unable to free itself and a lighter has been requested due to the low water levels on the river. The barge is carrying 811 tons of soybean meal. The cause of the grounding was due to a navigational error by the Wolfrose’s master. The water police reports there were no injures or pollution released.
The 97 meter long, 4000 dwt freighter Alma became disabled near Hornafjordur, Iceland. The Alma travelling from St. Petersburg, Russia to Kollafjordur with 3,000 tons of frozen seafood contacted the Coast Guard that the vessel had lost its rudder and was disabled. A tug was nearby and was able to reach the Alma. The tug was able to attach a towline and pull the Alma out to sea, but the line broke a few hours later. Luckily, the Iceland Coast Guard Cutter Thor had arrived on scene and take the Alma under tow. Both vessels proceeded to Faskrudsfjordur safely. An inspection of the Alma found the entire rudder had been lost. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 31 meter long tug Beth M McAllister became disabled off Ocracoke, North Carolina. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched the cutter Block Island and buoy tender Elm to the scene. The Block Island took the tug under tow until the Elm arrived. The crew of the Beth M McAllister were transferred to the Elm with the tow being transferred. The Elm with the tug under tow proceeded to Morehead City, North Carolina. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.