On April 6, the 150 meter long, 14357 dwt container ship Barrier ran aground of Beira, Mozambique. The Barrier had been at anchor off Beira when it struck bottom while leaving the anchorage. The boxship sustained damage and became disabled. A tug was dispatched and took the Barrier under tow to Durban for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 224 meter long, 75776 dwt bulk freighter Baltia went aground off Maputo, Mozambique. The Baltia was leaving Maputo when it stranded blocking traffic going in and out of the port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Baltia was later refloated the same day and proceed on its voyage to Richards Bay.
The 190 meter long, 50700 dwt bulk freighter Jin Fu went aground near Maputo, Mozambique. The Jin Fu had departed the port with a cargo of coal when it grounded on a sandbank. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The vessel was refloated and continued on to its destination. No further details reported.