The 68 meter long self-propelled barge Euroship 1 grounded on the Danube River near Medved’ov, Slovakia. The vessel with its cargo of 30 tons of steel coils became disabled after its rudder was jammed by a log. The Euroship 1 drifted as it was pulled by the strong current towards shore. The vessel finally went aground onto an embankment. Later the Euroship 1 began to list as the water level on Danube River dropped. The list increased allowing water ingress into the cargo holds. Booms were placed around the vessel after some pollution was released. Authorities have requested that the 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel along with 70 litres of oil to be pumped off. Reports state the Euroship 1 suffered significant damage beyond repair and the vessel will not be salvaged. No reports of injuries.
The 127 meter long passenger vessel Viktoria collided with the 100 meter long self-propelled barge Bavaria 52 on the Danube River near Bratislava, Slovakia. The Viktoria with 160 passengers on board struck the Bavaria 52 amidship. The Bavaria 52 suffered significant damage but not enough to have the Bavaria 52 to break-in-two The Bavaria 52 was lightered 1.5 tons of fuel and was stabilized. The Viktoria suffered significant damage to it’s bow which prevented the Viktoria to continue on. The passengers were safely evacuated and will continue the cruise on another vessel. None of the 5 crew of the Bavaria 52 were injured.