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.
The 85 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Leila caught fire on the Mittelland Canal near Gehlenbeck, Germany. The Leila was loaded with 1200 tons of heating oil from Essen to Hannover when the two crew on board spotted smoke coming from the crew quarters. The crew found the room was filled with smoke and flames appearing behind the refrigerator. The crew attempted to extinguish the fire, but the fire quickly grew out of control. The two men escaped to the forepeak as the fire consumed the crew quarters, engine room and wheelhouse. The local fire brigade arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released. Damage to the Leila was reported to be over 600000 €, but the cargo was undamaged and will be unloaded.
The 135 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge allided with a bridge piling on the Maas River at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Jade suffered significant damage with the vessel’s hull holed and water ingress. The barge was able proceed through the lock to Rozenburg. Local rescue services were on site and help with stabilizing and de-watering the vessel. No reports of injuries.