On October 24, the 200 meter long bulk carrier Saga Falcon ran aground on the Rio de la Plata near Martin Garcia Island, Argentina. The Saga Falcon’s bow sustained damage suffering water ingress. The vessel’s pumps were able to control the flooding. A repair crew was requested and begun work on damaged compartments in the vessel. After the wrok is completed, the pumps would dewater the hull and mutliple tugs would refloat the vessel on the rising tide. Reports state the Saga Falcon would require lightering and will transfer some of its cargo of cement to another vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Traffic around the Saga Falcon was restricted to vessels with draft under 7 meters.