On September 15, the 220 meter long bulk carrier Abyo Angelina ran aground on the Parana River near Arroyo Seco, Argentina. The Abyo Angelina was bound for China with 40,000 tons of iron ore when it got stuck in the river. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The vessel remained aground for several days until the tug Ranquel was able to refloat the Abyo Angelina on September 19.
The 189 meter long, 38623 dwt freighter Aristeas P went aground on the Parana River near Arroyo Seco, Argentina. The vessel became stuck blocking all traffic in the navigation channel. The Aristeas P was heading down river for Britain with 30,516 tons of soy products. Initial attempts to refloat the freighter failed. Four tugs had tried to pull the vessel free, but the vessel was firmly stuck on a bank of sand and mud. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The cause of the grounding was most likely due to the extreme low water level of the Parana.