The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Anthrazit ran aground on the Rhine near Ruhrort, Germany. The Anthrazit was proceeding in ballast only when it ran aground near the confluence with the Ruhr. The water police were contacted and has launched an investigation into the incident. The cause of the grounding was not disclosed. Reports state the Anthrazit is not blocking traffic and is no danger to other vessels. No reports of injuries or pollution released.