The 110 meter long self-propelled tanker barge Brienzersee ran aground on the Rhine near St. Goar, Germany. The Brienzersee was headed to Rotterdam from Milligen with 2350 tons of gasoline when it suffered engine failure. The tanker-barge went adrift and the crew attempted an emergency anchoring, but the vessel ran aground blocking traffic. Another barge arrived a short time later and was able to push the Brienzersee out of the fairway keeping the tanker stable until two tugs could arrive. The tugs refloated the Brienzersee and towed the tanker to a nearby port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Brienzersee had its injection pumps damaged on the main engine which caused the power blackout.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Piz Arina ran aground on the Rhine near St. Goar, Germany. The Piz Arina was headed upstream with 1500 tons of glykol when it suffered rudder failure. The barge veered out of the fairway and went aground. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the Piz Arina will be lightered before it will be refloated.
The 80 meter long self-propelled tanker Luka went aground on the Rhine near St. Goar, Germany. The Luka had made a navigational error and steered out of the fairway going aground into the shallows. The lighter tanker Sankt Nikolaus arrived and unloaded 100 tons of the cargo of liquid fertilizer off the Luka. Two tugs were able to refloat the Luka and the vessels proceeded to St. Goar. Pumps were kept running on the Luka as the hull had suffered some damage. No reports of injuries.