The 229 meter long, 92828 dwt bulk carrier Kydonia ran around on the Paraná River near San Nicolas, Argentina. The Kydonia departed from San Lorenzo with a partial cargo of soy beans when it ran aground. The bulk carrier was unable to free itself and requested assistance. Two tugs were dispatched and pulled free a few hours later. The Kydonia was towed upstream where it will be inspected. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Paraná River water level remains low making it difficult for vessels to navigate.
On April 10, the 190 meter long, 45,584 dwt bulk carrier Aristimo ran aground on the Paranà River near San Nicolas, Argentina. The Aristimo was proceeding downstream from Rosario to Eldikheila when it stranded on the river. No further details reported.