The 88 meter long cargo vessel Delamar became disabled near the entrance to the locks of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The cargo vessel was headed to Södertalke from Plymouth when it suffered engine failure near the locks. The crew quickly responded and avoided collision with the locks by conducting an emergency anchoring. Authorities dispatched two tugs and towed the Delamar to Brunsbüttel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 186 meter long towboat/barge Barbara Blomberg with another barge loaded with 2758 tons of sunflower seed ran around on the Danube near Osterhofen, Deggendorf, Germany. The vessels were headed to Amsterdam from Slovakia when strong currents pulled the Barbara Blomberg onto the embankment. No reports of injuries to the six crew, damage or pollution released. Traffic was halted on the river around the vessel. Reports state the barge will be lightered before it can be refloated.
The 225 meter long, 76807 dwt bulk carrier Nenita ran aground on the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington. The Nenita had departed from Kalama fully laden with a cargo of grain when it suffered a power blackout and ran aground. The Nenita suffered damage in the forepeak resulting in water ingress. The crew was later able to bring the flooding under control and refloat the vessel. No reports of injuries. The Nenita was inspected and the bulk carrier proceeded to Kalama. The Coast Guard conducted an overflight and found no pollution had been released.