The 37 meter long tug Cavalier XV sank on the Paraná River near San Cosme y Damián, Paraguay. The area was struck by a strong storm with large swells causing water ingress. The Cavalier XV’s engine room flooded and partially sank leaving only part of the superstructure above water. No reports of injuries. Authorities state there is some oil sheen around the wreck.
On August 24, the 226 meter long, 41342 dwt bulk carrier Gleamstar ran aground on the Parana River near Ramallo. The vessel was en route to San Nicolas, Argentina when it grounded in the River to low water levels. The Gleamstar remained aground until tugs were able to pull the vessel free the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On May 3, the 200 meter long, 63276 dwt bulk carrier Pilatus Venture ran aground on the Parana River near Ramalla, Argentina. The Pilatus Venture was headed downstream bound for Tauranga when it stranded on a bank. Initial attempts to refloat itself have failed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the bulk carrier has partially block traffic at Ramalla.