The 134 meter long, 6715 dwt reefer Frio Petropavlovsk struck a pier at IJmuiden, Netherlands. The reefer was approaching when it suffered engine failure and struck the pier. No reports of injuries. Two tugs were dispatched and help pull the reefer away from the pier. Reports state the vessel remains moored and being monitored for damage and pollution.
The 100 meter long, 5200 dwt cargo vessel Sardius ran aground on the North Sea Canal at Ijmuiden, Netherlands. The Sardius had veered onto a shoreline dike, but was able to refloat itself a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Sardius was able to continue on its voyage to Amsterdam. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 143 meter long passenger cruise ship L’Austral allided with the floodgate entering the IJmuiden. The L’Austral was entering the lock from the North Sea when it struck the middle lock gate. The gate sustained some damage, but was still operational. The L’Austral sustained scratches and dents on the bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The passenger ship was allowed to proceed on to Hamburg under its own power.