Joe Bobzien

Joe Bobzien
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On January 3, the 55 meter long towboat Joe Bobzien ran aground on the Mississippi River near Caruthersville, Missouri. The Joe Bobzien was pushing 35 barges when it went struck bottom. The barges broke free causing traffic to stop along a 30 mile stretch of the river.  Reports state multiple vessels were deployed to assist recovering the barges. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.

E. R. Visby

E.R.VISBY

The 158 meter long, 14236 dwt container ship E. R. Visby ran aground on the Kiel Canal near Schinkel, Germany. The E. R. Visby was en route to Rotterdam from St. Petersburg when it ran onto an embankment blocking traffic on the canal. Authorities were alerted and dispatched several tugs from Kiel to the scene.  The tugs were able to refloat the E. R. Visby a few hours later. The tugs towed the container ship back to Kiel for inspection. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Ramsoyfjord

Ramsoyfjord
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The 10 meter long fishing vessel Ramsoyfjord went aground off Hustadvika, Norway. The vessel requested assistance with the NSSR lifeboat responding.  The NSSR lifeboat was able to refloat the Ramsoyfjord and towed the vessel to Kristiansund.  In Kristiansund, divers inspected the hull for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

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