The 131 meter long, 8500 dwt cargo vessel Saint George allided with the lock gate on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Saint George was entering the northern lock when it suddenly increased speed. The crew attempted to stop the vessel with an emergency anchoring, but both anchors were unable to stop the vessel from the striking the lock gate. The gate sustained serious damage making the lock inoperable. The Saint George’s bulbous bow was holed and the bow sustained a gash. No reports of injuries. The Saint George was detained by the water police pending an investigation.
The 184 meter long, 47781 dwt tanker Axios allided with the 183 meter long, 35966 dwt tanker Andreas in Eleusis Bay near Piraeus, Greece. The Axios was maneuvering when it struck the the bow of the Andreas. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels sustained slight damage. Authorities detained both vessels to be surveyed.
The 214 meter long, 44251 dwt cargo vessel Heranger collided with 190 meter long , 43929 dwt bulk carrier Costas L on the Mississippi River near Chalmette, New Orleans, Louisiana. The Heranger was proceeding on the river when it suffered a power blackout. The cargo vessel went adrift and struck the Costas L with its anchor entangled with the bulk carrier’s mooring line. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels sustained minor damage and traffic on the river was not impacted.