On April 6, the 150 meter long, 14357 dwt container ship Barrier ran aground of Beira, Mozambique. The Barrier had been at anchor off Beira when it struck bottom while leaving the anchorage. The boxship sustained damage and became disabled. A tug was dispatched and took the Barrier under tow to Durban for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 199 meter long, 34362 dwt container ship Gemini went aground near Beira, Mozambique. The Gemini was departing Beira when it grounded. The container ship was able to be refloated overnight and returned to harbour. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Divers will inspect the hull for damage.