The 80 meter long self-propelled barge Carl Presser and the 86 meter long self-propelled barge Gau collided on the Danube River near Deggendorf, Germany. The two vessels were about to pass each other on their starboard side when the Carl Presser went aground on a gravel bar. The Carl Presser was turned around in the river current in front of the Gau. The Gau’s pilot had the vessel go full astern, but the vessel was unable to stop in time before the two collided. The Gau’s bow struck the starboard section of the Carl Presser stern. Reports state each vessel suffered around 25,000 Euros in damage.
The Gau proceeded to Deggendorf under its own power. The Carl Presser was refloated itself and proceeded to Deggendorf as well. Reports state the Carl Presser had to leave the fairway in a bend in the river to allow the Gau to pass. The Carl Presser was en route to Austria from Regensburg with 1000 tons of soy meal. The Gau was headed to Deggendorf with 900 tons of steel rolls. The water police has detain both vessels and launched an investigation into the incident.
The 7698 dwt freighter Asia Peace sank in stormy seas in the Luzon Strait, Philippines. The freighter had departed from Papua New Guinea bound for China with a cargo off timber. While off the northeastern Philippines, the Asia Peace was swept by waves four to five meters high. The waves caused the timber cargo to shift resulting in hull plates fracturing. The freighter suffered water ingress and began to list. The crew sent out a distress call and abandoned ship before the vessel sank. The 32573 dwt bulk freighter Yangtze Eternal responded and was able to rescue 20 crewmen from the Asia Peace. Conflicting reports state there was 20 or 25 crew on board at the time.
The 171 meter long, 3690 dwt ro-ro ferry Amorella went aground off Föglö, Åland Islands near Långnäsvägen. The Amorella had departed from Turku with 1945 passengers and 69 crewmen bound for Stockholm. As the vessel passed through the Åland Islands, it suffered a power blackout and went adrift. Without electricity or steerage, the Amorella ran aground onto a shoal.
Fifteen minutes after the vessel grounded, power was restored on the Amorella. Reports state there was no panic on board, but some passengers had grabbed life vests and went out of deck. Rescue vessels along with helicopters were dispatched to the scene. An inspector and diver were transported to the Amorella a few hours later. An inspection showed the ferry had damaged its ballast tank in the bow.
Six hours after the ferry went aground, the Amorella was pulled free with the assistance of a tug. The ferry refloated off the shoal in just five minutes. The ferry then proceeded under its own power for Mariehamn. There passengers will be transferred to other vessels to continue their voyage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.