On May 19, the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Fint sprung a leak on the Rhine while berthed near Basel, Switzerland. The Fint was bound for Birsfelden from Weil upon Rhine with a cargo of diesel fuel when it suffered water ingress in one of the cargo tanks. The crew was able to divert the cargo of fuel into another cargo tank. Authorities were alerted and arrived on scene to monitor the situation. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 110 meter long self propelled tanker-barge Fint ran aground on the Rhine River near Bad Honnef, Germany. The Fint was en route to Godorf from Mannheim when it ran up onto a crib. The Fint remained aground for a few days when a tug and two other barges arrived on scene. The first attempt to refloat the Fint failed, but a few hours later the Fint was pulled free. The Fint was inspected and allowed to proceed to a shipyard in Duisburg where the hull could be inspected further. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.