The 55 meter long self-propelled crane-barge Status Quo II ran aground on the Weser River near Hameln, Germany. The crane had run up onto a concrete dam and was unable to free itself. The crew contacted the authorities who dispatched tugs to the scene. The tugs arrived the following day and pulled the Status Quo II free. No reports of injuries.
The 67 meter long self-propelled barge Theresia ran aground on the Weser near Minden, Germany. Loaded with 660 tons of pellets, the Theresia slammed into the river embankment after the master of the barge had suffered a heart attack. The only other crewman on board alerted authorities who dispatched an ambulance to the scene. No reports of damage. Reports state the master of the vessel perished.
The 80 meter long self-propelled barge Ella ran aground on the Weser near Nienburg, Germany. The Ella was attempting to do a maneuver when it’s bow became stuck on the embankment. Then the stern of the Ella became stuck on the opposite bank leaving the vessel perpendicular to river. No reports of injuries. Traffic was halted on the Weser while authorities attempted to free the Ella. The local fire brigade removed sand around the bow while a crane barge could turn the Ella around. The Ella was later taken to Leeseringen to be inspected. No reports of damage or pollution released.