Fire on the Alma Zevenaar

The 86 meter long, 1888 ton self-propelled barge Alma Zevenaar suffered an engine fire while on the Rhine River near Tolkamer, Netherlands.   The Alma was proceeding to a shipyard after an incident the week before when the fire broke out.   The vessel headed for a nearby quay where local firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.   Reports state the fire destroyed the wheelhouse, but the living quarters were saved.   Damage to the engine room was not reported.   All on board the Alma were uninjured.   The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Sea Hawk Disabled

The 87 meter long, 3015 dwt freighter Sea Hawk became disabled near Flushing, Netherlands.   The Sea Hawk was proceeding to Lowestoft when it suffered a machine breakdown.  The vessel Union 6 spotted the disabled Sea Hawk and took it under tow.   A few hours later the crew of the Sea Hawk finish repairs and the freighter continued under its own power.   No reports of injury or pollution being released.

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Low Tide at Husum

A harbour cruise at the port of Husum, Germany ended with a stuck vessel in the mud.  The 19 meter long passenger ship Insel Poel became stranded when the tide went out.   Passengers and crew who wanted to go ashore were able to leave the ship using ropes tied to the stern of the vessel.   The Insel Poel is expected to float free with the next high tide.  No reports of  injuries or pollution being released.

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