The 222 meter long, 34752 dwt bulk freighter Algoma Discovery allided with the ship arrestor in a lock at Beauharnois, Quebec on the St. Lawrence River. The Algoma Discovery was downbound when it hit the arrestor collapsing the frame holding the cables. Traffic was halted as a heavy crane will be needed to replace the arrestor. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state there were strong winds at the time of the allision.
The 187 meter long, 47980 dwt bulk freighter Tong Hai went aground on the Elbe River at Hamburg, Germany. The Tong Hai was being maneuvered from its berth by two tugs when it’s stern went aground along the opposite embankment. The two tugs were able to refloat the Tong Hai and guide it back to a berth where it was detained. Divers were requested to inspect the hull and rudder for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
A small coastal cargo vessel caught fire while loading cooking gas from Thilafushi, Maldives. The fire started from a gas leak from one of the cylinders while being loaded. The fire quickly consumed the engine room and spread to the cabin. The local fire brigade was able to extinguish the blaze. Four men were injured in the blaze with one badly burned and was taken to hospital in critical condition. Damage was reported to be excess of 300,00 MVR.
- Fire outbreaks inside engine room of gas supply boat, injures four (minivannews.com)