The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Valencia went aground on the Danube River near Straubing, Germany. The Valencia was headed downstream with 1700 tons of wood pellets when it grounded onto the far left side of the bank to allow to another vessel to pass upstream. Traffic was allowed to continued at a reduced speed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The water police have launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the vessel may need to be lightered before it can be refloated.
The 243 meter long, 42966 dwt container ship MSC Alabama suffered a cargo shift near Valencia, Spain. The MSC Alabama was proceeding to Valencia from Perama when several containers shifted in heavy seas. No reports of injuries or damage to the vessel. Reports state several containers fell overboard.
The 118 meter long, 8250 dwt containter ship Celia and the 9742 dwt freighter BSLE Sunrise went aground near Valencia, Spain. Both vessels had been at anchor when a strong storm struck causing the anchors to drag until both ships were on the beach. No reports of damage, injuries or pollution released. Several tugs were on scene to pull the vessels off the beach. Reports state initial attempts to refloat the vessels were unsuccessful.