On July 10, the 112 meter long self-propelled barge Christiane Deymann I and the barge Christiane Deymann II ran aground on the Rhine near Diehl, Germany. The vessels were en route to Mülheim from Kehl with a cargo of steel coils. Near Diehl, the vessels moved out the fairway to allow another vessel to pass and went aground in shallow water. The water police was alerted and alerted nearby ship traffic to reduce speed. Initial attempts to refloat the Christiane Deymann I and II were unsuccessful. The following day another barge arrived on scene and lightered the Christiane Deymann II which was refloated. On July 12, the Christiane Deymann I was refloated after 600 tons of steel coils were lightered. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On July 5, the 69 meter long, 1952 dwt cargo vessel An Phu 868 was lost off Vung Tau, Vietnam. The An Phu 868 sailed from An Giang enroute to Hai Phong and Phan Thiet when it struck a shoal. The cargo vessel split-in-two and the cargo holds rapidly filled with water. The crew sent out a distress call and abandoned ship into the vessel’s life raft. Authorities alerted nearby vessels to assist in rescue efforts. The cargo vessel Truong Hai Star 3 responded and rescued all 9 crew of the An Phu 868. No reports of injuries. Reports state that the vessel remains on the shoal and a salvage team plans to remove the 10 tons of bunker fuel off the An Phu 868.
On July 9, the 32 meter long, 154 gt passenger ferry Sri Kandi 99 ran aground at the southern end of Pulau Tekong Island, Singapore. The ferry was making a return trip from the anchored cruise ship Aegean Paradise with 45 passengers and crew bound for Pengerang, Johor. The ferry struck the rocks off the Pulau Tekong at low tide damaging the hull and leaving the Sri Kandi 99 with a severe list. Forty of the passengers and crew were able to make it shore without issue. Authorities dispatched patrol vessels to the scene and freed the remaining 5 persons off the ferry. Reports state 2 persons suffered minor injuries. All the passengers were later transferred to the ferry Camara Samudra.
Reports stated the Sri Kandi 99 later capsized onto its starboard hull and partially sank. Owners have made arrangements to refloat the ferry. Singapore authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.