The 190 meter long, 46509 dwt bulk carrier Odigitria ran aground on the Delaware River near Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The Odigitria was refloated a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. A survey of the vessel will be conducted while authorities conduct an investigation into the incident.
On July 13, the 177 meter long, 23,559 dwt container ship Viking Merlin caught fire while berthed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The fire started by one of the diesel generators in the vessel’s engine room. The crew evacuated the compartment and the blaze was extinguished by the on board fire suppression system. No reports of injuries. Reports state damage was minimal, but the vessel was detained until repairs were completed.
A coal barge went aground on the Monongahela River near Brownsville, Pennsylvania pushed by the towboat Francis J. Blank. The Francis J. Blank was proceeding down river with three barges when one struck bottom and began to leak. The towboat pushed the leaking barge onto the river bank to prevent it from it sinking. River traffic was halted while another barge was brought to the scene to lighter the coal. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
- Barge disrupts Mon River traffic near Brownsville (triblive.com)
- Coast Guard responds to grounded barge on Monongahela River (uscgnews.com)