The 90 meter long self-propeller barge Baross struck the sunken wreck SL Meister 32 on the Danube River near Wildungsmauer, Austria. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The 500 tons barge SL Meister 32 sank nine months ago while dredging and attempts to salvage the barge have failed. No further details reported.
The 155 meter long, 2950 dwt ferry Stena Danica became disabled at Gothenburg, Sweden. The ferry suffered a power blackout while approaching the quay in the harbour. To avoid alliding with the quay, the Stena Danica dropped its anchors. Three tugs arrived and assisted the ferry to its berth. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The vessel cancelled the following scheduled voyage. This is the second reported power failure on the vessel in the last seven days.
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The 135 foot long crew vessel Miss Pearl went aground on Sabine Jetties near Houston, Texas. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter and a rescue boat to the scene. The helicopter safely hoisted the four crew on board and transported them to awaiting EMS staff. All four crewmen on board suffered minor injuries. The Miss Pearl released some 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. The owners of the vessel have started salvage and cleanup operations. The cause of the grounding was not yet reported. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.