The 300 meter long, 94600 dwt container ship Tolten allided with the 239 meter long, 72982 dwt container ship Hamburg Bay in Karachi, Pakistan. The Tolten was maneuvering to berth in the harbor when it’s port side scraped against the moored Hamburg Bay. More than 20 containers broke free off the Tolten and feel into the water.
No reports of injuries. Hull damage to either vessel has not been disclosed. Pollution from torn containers have been reported in the harbor. Terminal operations have halted in Karachi while containers are recovered.
Four barges ran aground and sunk on the Ohio River just below the Pike Island Locks near Wheeling, West Virginia. Reports state the barges loaded with coal were being towed when they ran aground while waiting on another towboat to pass. Authorities state the barges are outside the navigation channel and has not impacted traffic. The owner has begun efforts to refloat the barges. No reports of injuries.
On February 28, the fishing vessel Karen Margrethe L423 allided with the Aggersund Bridge near Aalborg, Denmark. The Karen Margrethe had become trapped in an ice floe and pushed into the bridge. The fishing vessel suffered only minor damage including a broken mast. No reports of injuries as all three crew had abandoned the fishing vessel before the allision. Authorities dispatched a helicopter to the scene. Reports state the Karen Margrethe would be recovered the next day.