The 184 foot long, 561 gt ro-ro passenger ferry Makouria ran aground on the Essequibo River in Guyana. The ferry was headed to Parika from Supenaam and Wakenaam when it ran aground heavily ladden during a very low tide. The vessel remained stuck until the following high tide. Reports state the master knew the of low water level and may have to decided to risk proceeding due to the presence of an ambulance on board with a patient who had been injured. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.