The 110 meter long self propelled tanker-barge Fint ran aground on the Rhine River near Bad Honnef, Germany. The Fint was en route to Godorf from Mannheim when it ran up onto a crib. The Fint remained aground for a few days when a tug and two other barges arrived on scene. The first attempt to refloat the Fint failed, but a few hours later the Fint was pulled free. The Fint was inspected and allowed to proceed to a shipyard in Duisburg where the hull could be inspected further. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 382 foot long tanker-barge DBL 106 ran aground near Kodiak, Alaska. The tanker-barge, loaded with an undisclosed amount of fuel, was being towed by the 124 foot long, 469 dwt tug Bismarck Sea when it ran aground 2 miles from Kodiak. The barge was successfully refloated and was taken to an anchorage where it could be inspected. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. A boom will be placed around the DBL 106 to contain any potential pollution. The Coast Guard have dispatched inspection personnel to the scene while aircraft will conduct an overflight as part of the assessment.
The 185 meter long bulk carrier Flag Gangos collided with the tanker barge Web 235 and the 229 meter long tanker Pamisos on the Mississippi River near Gretna, Louisiana. The Flag Gangos had lost power and steering and struck the Web 235 as it was offloading fuel oil at an oil terminal. The Web 235 broke free causing some fuel oil to be spilled into the river. The Pamisos was struck near the stern sustaining some hull damage. The Flag Ganos suffered a large hole in its bow while the Web 235 sustained hull damage. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.