On August 27, the 135 meter long self-propelled barge Formentera ran aground on the Easter Scheldt between Kats and Stavenisse, Netherlands. The Formentera was headed to Duisburg from Terneuzen Hansweert in ballast when it grounded. Two tugs arrived on scene and were able to refloat the Formentera later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Arizona went aground on the Easter Scheldt during low tide near Vlije, Netherlands. The Hansweert KNRM lifeboat spotted the Arizona aground and arrived on the scene to monitor the situation. The Arizona was able to refloat herself on the rising tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
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The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Libelle ran aground on the Easter Scheldt near Sint-Philipsland, Netherlands. The vessel, loaded with 2200 metric tons of steel slag, was in danger of breaking up at low tide. Tugs and a crane ship were requested to the scene. The vessels lightered some 100 tons of cargo off the Libelle allowing the vessel to be refloated. The Libelle proceeded to a quay at Sint-Philipsland. No reports of injuires or pollution being released.