On April 23, the 190 meter long, 55700 dwt bulk carrier Beatrice ran aground on the Paraná River near Rosario, Uruguay. The Beatrice had departed from Rosario en route to Salif, Yemen when it ran aground. The bulk carrier remained aground for several hours until tugs were able to pull the vessel free. The Beatrice proceeded to Puerto Paraná where it will be surveyed for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 190 meter long, 56,050 dwt bulk carrier Great Amity ran aground on the Parana River off Ramallo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Great Amity was heading down river from San Lorenzo loaded with cargo bound for Brazil when it became stuck on a mud bank. Several tugs were dispatched to the scene to assist refloating the bulker. Later the same day, the Great Amity was refloated and proceeded to Rosario. Authorities inspected the vessel and allowed to continue on its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On May 10, the 229 meter long, 82099 dwt bulk carrier United Fortune ran aground while loading cargo on the Parana River near Rosario, Argentina. The United Fortune had loaded over 43,000 tons of iron ore when the vessel struck bottom. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Tugs were requested to assist refloating the vessel.