The 80 meter long self-propelled barge Speedo went aground on the Danube River near Regelsbrunn, Austria. The Speedo went aground near where another vessel sank in May 2011 closing traffic during the day. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Speedo will be lightered before any refloating attempts are made. The vessel was en route to Rotterdam from Passau. Reports state the water level in the area has been lower the last few days.
The 100 meter long self-propelled barge Duernstein grounded onto a sunken wreck on the Danube River near Regelsbrunn, Austria. The Duernstein with an attached barge struck a vessel than sank in November 2010. Authorities have stated the wreck was to be dismantled in January 2012 as it poses a risk to navigation. Initially, the sunken vessel was to be raised, but it will be cut into several sections. The Duernstein will be salvaged when the river level rises to allow the vessel to pull free without risk of puncturing the hull. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The location of the wreck is in the Danube-Auen National Park.