The 80 meter long self-propelled barge Taurus allided with a bridge on the Osnabruck Canal near Wallenhorst, Germany. The master of the vessel had not lowered the wheelhouse enough to pass underneath the bridge. The Taurus suffered damage to its wheelhouse while the bridge had several cables damage. No reports of injuires or pollution released. The water police detained the vessel while an investigation continues.
The 133 meter long, 13206 dwt freighter Pirireis sank after collision with the 8937 dwt container ship Consouth in the Ionian Sea near Sapientza, Greece. The Pirireis sank quickly after the collision. Seven crew were rescued, but two perished with another eight missing. No injuries to the 16 crew on the Consouth. The Pirireis was en route to the Ukraine with a cargo of fertilizer. The cause of the collision is unknown. Reports state that visibility was good and weather was not a factor.
- Two dead, 8 missing after cargo ships collide off Greece (shippingtribune.com)
- Two cargo ships collide off southwest Greece- UPDATED (worldbulletin.net)
- Two drown as cargo ships collide off south-west Greece (guardian.co.uk)
The 1118 dwt river tanker Myan-Aung collided with the 17735 dwt car carrier Malacca Highway on the Yangon River near Thilawa, Myanmar. The Myan-Aung capsized after the collision and sank. Seventeen crew from the Myan-Aung were rescued. The cause of the collision was not reported.
- Tanker Sinks Following Collision with Car Carrier in Myanmar (gcaptain.com)