Ilaria

Ilaria

Photo: idowa.de

On September 23, the 80 meter long self-propelled barge Ilaria ran aground on the Danube near Mülham, Germany. The Ilaria was headed to Straubing from Vilshofen with 811 tons of quartz sand when it veered off course after a navigation mistake. The barge struck hard aground at the bow. No reports of injuries.  An initial attempt by a pusher tug to refloat the Ilaria failed. A few days later the self-propelled barge Raphaela arrived on scene and lightered part of the cargo of quartz sand. No reports of pollution released.

Simon Albert WR 80

Simon Albert WR 80

Photo: KNRM

The 23 meter long fishing vessel Simon Albert WR 80 became disabled off Den Helder, Netherlands. The shrimper had gone adrift after its propeller had been fouled by a net. The crew alerted the KNRM who dispatched a lifeboat from Den Helder. The lifeboat took the Simon Albert under tow back to the Den Helder. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the net was cleared from the propeller at the quay.

Ballstadøy

Ballstadøy

Photo: tk.no

The 35 meter long fishing vessel Ballstadøy became disabled off Sveggen in Averøy, Norway. The Ballstadøy had suffered a problem with its gearbox and went adrift. The crew requested assistance with the NSSR lifeboat responding. The lifeboat towed the Ballstadøy to Kristiansund later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Theresia

Theresia

Photo: nw.de

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.

Burgos

Burgos

Photo: contactohoy.com.mx

On September 25, the 176 meter long, 40263 dwt tanker Burgos caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico off Veracruz, Mexico. The Burgos was headed to Veracruz from Parjaritus Coatzacoalcos, Mexico with 12,000 tons of oil when fire erupted from the two forward cargo tanks. The tanker requested assistance with multiple fireboats, tugboats and vessels from the Mexican Navy were dispatched to the scene. The 30 crew on the Burgos were evacuated while the vessels engaged in firefighting. No reports of injuries.

Reports state fire fighting continued for multiple days before the fire was contained and finally extinguished. Reports state the Burgos sustained some hull damage and some small amount of oil pollution has been spotted in the area around the vessel. The Burgos also has developed a significant list to port while anchored off Veracruz.