The 26 meter long, 108 dwt tug Bugsier 14 collided with a 65 meter barge being pushed by the 242 meter long towboat Schubexpress 10 on the Elbe River near Neumühlen, Germany. The barge had a gash along its hull while the stern of the Bugiser 14 suffered some damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 39 meter long, 44 dwt high-speed ferry Maverick Dos went aground in the Balearic Islands, Spain. The ferry was operating on a route from Ibiza to Formentera with 21 passengers on board when it went hard aground. One passenger was slightly injured. The vessel contacted authorities and 21 passenger and 4 crew were safely evacuated and arrived at the port of La Savina. Reports state there was some fuel leaked from the Maverick Dos. The ferry can carry up to a total of 8,400 liters of diesel fuel in two tanks. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 225 meter long, 75205 dwt bulk freighter Milagro allided with a grain loader at Guaruja Grain Terminals in Santos, Brazil. The Milagro was attempting to maneuver to the terminal with the aid of two tugs when the wing of the Milagro’s bridge struck the grain loader. The freighter suffered damage to its bridge and lower deck . The grain loader was totally destroyed and toppling it into the water. Another loader was also slightly damaged. No reports of injuries. The grain terminal had to shut down all opperations and has not stated when it would be up and running again. The terminal has the capacity to load 1,500 tons of corn or soybeans into the holds of ships. The Milagro remains anchored off the port. Port authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.