The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Valencia went aground on the Danube River near Straubing, Germany. The Valencia was headed downstream with 1700 tons of wood pellets when it grounded onto the far left side of the bank to allow to another vessel to pass upstream. Traffic was allowed to continued at a reduced speed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The water police have launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the vessel may need to be lightered before it can be refloated.