On September 4, the 30 meter long, 442 gt tugboat Kyuei Maru No. 18 and the 2500 gt crane barge Tukasa ran aground on a breakwater at Hyogo, Kobe, Japan. The vessels had been at anchor when typhoon Jebi made landfall nearby. Strong winds caused the anchor lines to drag and the vessels were blown up on a breakwater. Both the Kyuei Maru No. 18 and the Tukasa sustained hull damage. Reports state an oil boom was placed around the Kyuei Maru No. 18 as some fuel pollution had been released. No reports of injuries.
The 55 meter long self-propelled barge Tranquilo ran aground on the IJssel near Doesburg, Netherlands. The Tranquilo was entering the IJssel from the Rhine when it grounded. The barge was unable to refloat itself and requested assistance. Two barges responded and tried in vain to pull the Tranquilo free, but the barge remain stuck. Reports state the low water level at the IJssel may have caused the grounding. No reports of injuries.
The 185 meter long, 42529 dwt bulk carrier Thor Endeavour allided with the 28 meter long tugboat Bugsier 15 allided at the entrance to the lock of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Thor Endeavour had arrived from Ijmuiden and was being assisted by the tug Bugsier 15 into the lock. Upon entering the lock, the Thor Endeavour allided with the Bugsier 15 pushing the tug into the lock gate.
The Bugsier 15 had suffered just minor damage with part of its fendering torn. The lock gate did sustain some damage requiring a closer inspection. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police did not detain the bulk carrier. The Thor Endeavour proceeded on it’s voyage through the canal with two tugs assisting.