The 200 meter long, 63577 dwt bulk carrier Nautical Runa ran aground on the Weser River near Brake, Germany. The Nautical Runa had been tied up to a quay to unload cargo when it’s mooring lines snapped. The bulk carrier drifted from the quay and ran aground perpendicular to the fairway blocking commercial traffic. Tugs were dispatched and were able to keep the Nautical Runa in place during low tide. A few hours later with the rising tide, the tugs were able to refloat the Nautical Runa and tow it back to its berth. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 229 meter long, 81,688 dwt bulk carrier Ever Grand ran aground in Brake, Germany. The Ever Grand had arrived from Aratu with 60,000 tons of soy pellets when it became stuck at the south pier. Two tugs were unable to refloat the bulk carrier initially, but were successful when the tide returned. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 83 meter long, 3417 dwt freighter Widor allided with the south quay at Brake, Germany. The Widor was attempting to do a mooring manuevuer when it suffered a power blackout. The vessel’s generator had failed and the vessel was unable to stop. The crew attempted to stop the ship with an emergency anchoring, but it struck the quay. Reports state the damage to shore facilities was several thousand Euros. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Widor had arrived from Arhus and was allowed to proceed on to its destination at St. Petersburg after authorities had finished conducting an investigation.