The 200 meter long, 63577 dwt bulk carrier Nautical Runa ran aground on the Weser River near Brake, Germany. The Nautical Runa had been tied up to a quay to unload cargo when it’s mooring lines snapped. The bulk carrier drifted from the quay and ran aground perpendicular to the fairway blocking commercial traffic. Tugs were dispatched and were able to keep the Nautical Runa in place during low tide. A few hours later with the rising tide, the tugs were able to refloat the Nautical Runa and tow it back to its berth. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 59 meter long ro-ro ferry Bremerhaven allided with the the 95 meter long general cargo ship Fiducia on the Weser River near Blexen Roads, Germany. The ferry was proceeding in dense fog when it struck the anchored Fiducia. The Bremerhaven sustained significant damage to its hull. Two crew and a single passenger were injured during the incident. The ferry proceeded to Bremerhaven where the vessel entered a shipyard for repairs. The Fiducia sustained only slight damage and proceeded to Brake. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the master of the Bremerhaven had read the radar incorrectly resulting in the allision.
The 183 meter long, 46769 dwt bulk freighter Emily Manx allided on the Weser with the quay at Bremen, Germany. The quay suffered on scratches while the vessel suffered a 30 foot dent along its hull. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities have detained the vessel while the incident is under investigation.