On October 14, the 200 meter long cargo vessel Saga Falcon allided with a quay at Rostock, Germany. The Saga Falcon was proceeding to its berth with a pilot on board struck the quay. The vessel sustained hull damage with it holed above the waterline. The stern of the Saga Falcon struck a crane on the quay damaging it. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
On October 24, the 200 meter long bulk carrier Saga Falcon ran aground on the Rio de la Plata near Martin Garcia Island, Argentina. The Saga Falcon’s bow sustained damage suffering water ingress. The vessel’s pumps were able to control the flooding. A repair crew was requested and begun work on damaged compartments in the vessel. After the wrok is completed, the pumps would dewater the hull and mutliple tugs would refloat the vessel on the rising tide. Reports state the Saga Falcon would require lightering and will transfer some of its cargo of cement to another vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Traffic around the Saga Falcon was restricted to vessels with draft under 7 meters.