The 99 meter long, 3208 dwt freighter Symphony loaded with a cargo of timber went aground off Marstal, Denmark. The vessel had a pilot on board when it struck a sandbar. The vessel was able to free itself later the same day. The Symphony contacted authorities who allowed the freighter to proceed to the port of Soby where the hull will be inspected by divers. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 292 meter long, 195546 dwt bulk freighter Star Polaris went aground in the Black Sea at Eregli, Turkey. The freighter had left Rotterdam with 169,000 tons of iron pellets arrived at Eregli when it struck bottom in the harbour. The freighter suffered only minor damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 86 meter long self-propelled tanker barge Christina suffered an explosion while moored at the Kuwait Petroleum Europort in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The explosion occurred in the no. 1 tank which was being loaded with benzene. The explosion severely damaged the hull, the foreship and the deck house. Luckily, no one was injured with the two crew and the master’s wife and children on board. A resulting fire from the explosion was quickly extinguished. No reports of any pollution being released.