The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Karin went aground on the Main River near Bettingen, Germany. The vessel swung around after striking a submerged wall and came to rest perpendicular to the river blocking river traffic. The vessel requested assistance and a local tug responded. After two failed attempts to refloat the Karin, two work tugs were requested from Würzburg to refloat the Karin. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The Karin was en route to Aschaffenburg from Hungaria with a cargo of 1000 tons of steel.
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