The 186 meter long towboat/barge Barbara Blomberg with another barge loaded with 2758 tons of sunflower seed ran around on the Danube near Osterhofen, Deggendorf, Germany. The vessels were headed to Amsterdam from Slovakia when strong currents pulled the Barbara Blomberg onto the embankment. No reports of injuries to the six crew, damage or pollution released. Traffic was halted on the river around the vessel. Reports state the barge will be lightered before it can be refloated.
On October 16, the 80 meter long self-propelled barge Sv. Ap. Andrey ran aground on the Danube River near Osterhofen, Germany. The Sv. Ap. Andrey was proceeding to Regensburg from Passau with a cargo of steel pipes when it ran aground while allowing a passing vessel from the opposite direction. The barge sustained damage to its steering gear and rudder, but no reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Wolfrose went aground on the Danube River near Osterhofen, Germany. The Wolfrose was proceeding to Enns, Austria from Nurnberg when it struck a gravel bar. The Wolfrose was unable to free itself and a lighter has been requested due to the low water levels on the river. The barge is carrying 811 tons of soybean meal. The cause of the grounding was due to a navigational error by the Wolfrose’s master. The water police reports there were no injures or pollution released.