The 110 meter long tanker Moinos caught fire while berthed at Ludwigshafen, Germany. The fire started in a electronic system in the engine room. The Moinos’s CO2 fire suppression system extinguished the blaze. However the blaze released dense smoke requiring the assistance of the local fire department. The Moinos’s engine room was ventilated. One crewman was slightly injured by the smoke. The Moinos was loaded with a cargo of gasoline at the time of the incident.
The 70 meter long self-propelled barge Bernic went aground in the lock between Scheldt River and Pommeroeul-Conde Canal. The master of the Bernic was proceeding to a section that had closed in the 1990s due to being too shallow for barge traffic. The Bernic was unable to free itself and has requested the assistance of a tug. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 135 meter long passenger ship Flamenco suffered a fire in the vessel’s galley while cruising on the Danube River near Pichelsdorf, Austria. The fire started in one of the galley’s ovens releasing dense smoke. The crew quickly evacuated the passengers from their cabins onto the deck. Passengers were wrapped in blankets on deck while firefighters spent two hours extinguishing the blaze. The galley was destroyed in the fire, but firefighters prevented any damage to other parts of the vessel. No reports of injuries to the crew or the 140 passengers on board. The Flamenco was allowed to continue upstream with all 140 passengers on board. Initial reports state the likely cause of the fire were rolls which were forgotten in the oven.