The 184 foot long, 561 gt ro-ro passenger ferry Makouria ran aground on the Essequibo River in Guyana. The ferry was headed to Parika from Supenaam and Wakenaam when it ran aground heavily ladden during a very low tide. The vessel remained stuck until the following high tide. Reports state the master knew the of low water level and may have to decided to risk proceeding due to the presence of an ambulance on board with a patient who had been injured. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 730 dwt freighter Johanna K. allided with the Berbice River Bridge near East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana. The small coastal freighter was proceeding up the river when the master fell asleep at the wheel. The vessel ran up onto one of the bridge’s pontoons. Tugs were requested and were able to pull off the Johanna K. off the pontoon. River and bridge traffic was halted while the vessel remained grounded. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Johnanna K. was carrying a cargo of sugar from Blairmont at the time of the incident.
The 53 meter long, 713 dwt freighter Miss Ellisa capsized and sank on the Demerara River, Guyana. The freighter had left Georgetown headed to Trinidad and Tobago with a cargo of coconuts, poles, and rice when it suffered a cargo shift. The crew turned the around and was heading back to port when it rolled over and sank in the river. Six of the seven crew on board were pulled from the water. The vessel’s cook remained missing. A search for the man continued the next day when two divers were summoned to the scene. The divers searched after a few hours, before the search was called off. No further details reported.