On September 14, the 114 meter long, 3230 dwt cargo vessel Vita ran aground on the Svir River near Voznesenye, Russia. The Vita was en route to Priozersk from Petrozavodsk with a cargo of 2100 tons of logs. Initial attempts to refloat the vessel had failed with a tug and lighter dispatched to unload part of the cargo. No reports of injuries and no pollution released.
On September 13, the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Regina W II ran aground on the Rhine near Düsseldorf, Germany. The Regina W II was en route to Gelsenberg with 2000 tons of diesel fuel when it went aground. Authorities were alerted with a fire boat from Düsseldorf along with several other vessels responding. Initial attempts to refloat the tanker-barge failed and a lighter vessel was requested. Some 600 tons of fuel was lightered off the Regina W II before it could be refloated a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
Reports state the Regina W II was escorted to Neuss to be inspected. The vessel then proceeded on its voyage to Gelsenberg. The cause of the grounding was not reported.