On September 22, the 63 meter long self-propelled barge Aquaventus allided with a bunker/supply vessel on the Beneden-Merwede River near Hardinxveld, Netherlands. The Aquaventus sustained a large dent in the hull, but no water ingress reported. The bunker sustained damage to its gangway and moorings. No reports of injuries or pollution from either vessel.
Authorities arrived on the scene and has launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the vessel was able to continue on its voyage a few days later.
The 80 meter long, 3041 dwt cargo vessel Atlantic ran aground near Stångehamn, Sweden. The Atlantic was en route to Oskarshamn from Visby when it ran aground some 6 kilometers from the fairway. Local authorities who were later joined by the Coast Guard arrived on scene and found the officers of the Atlantic were intoxicated. The vessel was found to be hard aground, but no injuries or signs of pollution released.
Reports state the Atlantic had some 44,000 litres of fuel on board at the time of the grounding. Authorities have placed booms around the vessel to contain any possible pollution released. The vessel’s owner and authorities are coordinating salvage options.