The 60 meter long, 3784 dwt freighter Erhan Araz went aground in the Bosphorus Strait near Beykoz, Turkey. The Erhan Araz was going upstream from Diliskelesi to Novorossiysk with 3400 tons of steel when it suffered a steering malfunction. The freighter’s rudder had failed and vessel ran ashore into a marina. Several local fishing boats were damaged or sank. No reports of injuries. Tugs were dispatched to refloat the Erhan Araz. No reports of pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 83 meter long, 3417 dwt freighter Widor allided with the south quay at Brake, Germany. The Widor was attempting to do a mooring manuevuer when it suffered a power blackout. The vessel’s generator had failed and the vessel was unable to stop. The crew attempted to stop the ship with an emergency anchoring, but it struck the quay. Reports state the damage to shore facilities was several thousand Euros. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Widor had arrived from Arhus and was allowed to proceed on to its destination at St. Petersburg after authorities had finished conducting an investigation.