The 52 meter long towboat collided with the tanker barge E2MS303 on the Mississippi River near Vacherie, Louisiana. The Lindsay Ann Erickson was pushing grain barges and was moving out of the navigation lanes when it struck one of two barges being pushed by the 27 meter long towboat Hannah C. Settoon. The tanker barge ruptured spilling light crude into the river.
A light sheen of oil was reported, but the amount released was not yet known. The Coast Guard stopped traffic on a 65 mile stretch of the river until the pollution could be cleaned up. The cause of the collision is under investigation. No reports of injuries.
The 172 meter long, 10298 dwt ro-ro car carrier Trans Future 2 collided with two Royal Brunei Navy vessels at the port of Muara, Brunei. The Trans Future 2 had lost steering when it’s starboard rudder jammed. The ro-ro car carrier struck into the side of one on the naval vessels. The naval vessel suffered structural damage. No injuries were reported. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Panta Rhei 2 went aground on the Danube near Schnelldorf, Germany. The Panta Rhei 2 had struck a navigation buoy pulling the chain under the hull. The Panta Rhei 2 was able proceed at reduce speed with the chain stuck underneath. The vessel was en route to Regensburg from Passau.
The 80 meter long self-propelled barge Athos attempted to pass the Panta Rhei 2 when it grounded onto a gravel bank. The Athos was en route to Straubing from Passau loaded with 760 tons of corn. The grounding has blocked traffic until it can be refloated. No reports of injuries or pollution released.