On July 10, the 112 meter long self-propelled barge Christiane Deymann I and the barge Christiane Deymann II ran aground on the Rhine near Diehl, Germany. The vessels were en route to Mülheim from Kehl with a cargo of steel coils. Near Diehl, the vessels moved out the fairway to allow another vessel to pass and went aground in shallow water. The water police was alerted and alerted nearby ship traffic to reduce speed. Initial attempts to refloat the Christiane Deymann I and II were unsuccessful. The following day another barge arrived on scene and lightered the Christiane Deymann II which was refloated. On July 12, the Christiane Deymann I was refloated after 600 tons of steel coils were lightered. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On July 5, the 69 meter long, 1952 dwt cargo vessel An Phu 868 was lost off Vung Tau, Vietnam. The An Phu 868 sailed from An Giang enroute to Hai Phong and Phan Thiet when it struck a shoal. The cargo vessel split-in-two and the cargo holds rapidly filled with water. The crew sent out a distress call and abandoned ship into the vessel’s life raft. Authorities alerted nearby vessels to assist in rescue efforts. The cargo vessel Truong Hai Star 3 responded and rescued all 9 crew of the An Phu 868. No reports of injuries. Reports state that the vessel remains on the shoal and a salvage team plans to remove the 10 tons of bunker fuel off the An Phu 868.
On July 11, the 50 meter long, 748 gt fishing vessel Dorneda capsized and sank in the South Atlantic some 300 miles off the Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina. The trawler was hauling in nets in heavy seas when the Dorneda lost stability. Waves washed over the stern ramp and flooded the trawler’s engine room. The Dorneda engine failed and the vessel went adrift. The crew were unable to keep the vessel under control in the heavy seas and abandoned ship into the vessel’s two life rafts. The Dorneda eventually lost stability, capsized and sank.
A distress beacon alerted authorities that the Dorneda had been lost. The Argentine Navy alerted nearby fishing vessels to look for survivors. On the following morning, the two life rafts were spotted by a fishing vessel. Twenty-five crew were rescued. Reports state one crewman was missing and another perished during the incident.