On August 24, the 67 meter long self-propelled barge Quadro ran aground on the Danube River while en route to Straubing, Germany. The Quadro had departed from Deggendorf with 550 tons of steel when it suffered a technical fault resulting in rudder failure. Unable to steer, the Quadro veered out of the fairway and ran up on a rock. The crew requested assistance and vessel was sent from Passau to aid in refloating the Quadro. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 70 meter long self-propelled barge Diana Maria ran aground on the Danube near Ruckasing, Germany. The Diana Maria was headed to Straubing from Novi Sad with 1600 tons of soy when it passed on the wrong side of a navigation buoy and ran aground off the fairway.
Reports state the Diana Maria was refloated the next day with the water police and local authorities on scene. The barge proceeded to Deggendorf where the vessel was inspected for damage. Initial investigation revealed the master of the Diana Maria did not immediately report of the grounding and attempted to free itself causing gravel warping. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 109 meter long self-propelled barge Anaconda I and barge Anaconda II ran aground on the Danube near Mühlham, Germany. The two unloaded barges had run aground on the left bank of the Danube blocking traffic on the river. Reports state the two barges were later pulled free and berthed in Passau. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.