Champion Ebony

Champion Ebony

The 182 meter long tanker Champion Ebony ran aground near Nunivak, Alaska. The tanker was headed with 5400 tons of oil and fuel products when it touch bottom. The crew was able to refloat the Champion Ebony and proceed into deeper water. No reports of injuries to the 24 crew, damage or pollution released.

Eivind

Eivind

Photo: jn.fo

On June 20, the 42 meter long fishing vessel Eivind became disabled near Thorshavn, Faroe Islands. The trawler had suffered engine failure and went adrift. Authorities dispatched vessels to the scene which were able to attach a towline to the disabled Eivind. The vessels then proceeded into Thorshavn where the Eivind docked for repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Julien

Julien

Photo: gelderlander.nl

The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Julien allided with the bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Julien was en route to Germany with a cargo of coal when it lost its rudder and went adrift. The barge drifted until it crashed into one of the pillars of the bridge.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state that river traffic was not blocked and train traffic over the bridge was allowed, but only at a reduced speed. Authorities have launched a search for the rudder and have started an investigation into the incident.