The 85 meter long self-propelled tanker barge ran aground on the Elbe River near Hollerwettern, Germany. The Marlene 2 was en route to Hamburg from Lauenburg when it was driven onto the shore near a popular beach area. The water police responded to the scene and found the master of the vessel intoxicated. Two tugs arrived later the same day and refloated the Marlene 2 on the following high tide. No reports of damage or pollution released. The Marlene 2 was towed to Glückstadt for further inspection.
On June 8, the 72 meter long self-propelled barge Apollo ran aground on the Elbe River near Kötitz, Germany. The Apollo was en route to Czechia with 500 tons of fertilizer when it struck bottom and became stuck. The vessel requested assistance as the vessel was in risk of breaking up as water level dropped. River traffic was halted and several dams released water hoping the raise the level allow a tug to refloat the Apollo. However, the water level only increased marginally aborting the refloating. A lighter was requested instead. No reports of injuries to the 3 crew on board. No damage or pollution reported.
The 187 meter long, 47980 dwt bulk freighter Tong Hai went aground on the Elbe River at Hamburg, Germany. The Tong Hai was being maneuvered from its berth by two tugs when it’s stern went aground along the opposite embankment. The two tugs were able to refloat the Tong Hai and guide it back to a berth where it was detained. Divers were requested to inspect the hull and rudder for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.