Odeon Aground

The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Odeon went aground on the Main River near Thüngersheim, Germany.  The vessel’s rudder had broken down while another vessel was passing causing the Odeon to run aground.  Another vessel was able to attach a towline and take the Odeon to the Erlabrunn Lock for repairs.   No reports of injuries or pollution being released.  A report states that the damage to the vessel is roughly € 5000.

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World War II Craft Sinks

The 73-foot vessel Justin sank off Alki Point, Seattle, Washington.  The Justin, original built as a United States Navy landing craft, was being used as a work boat when it sank.   No one was on board at the time and no reported injuries.  The Coast Guard responded deploying booms to contain an oil slick formed around the vessel.  The Justin had 300 gallons of diesel fuel and 50 gallons of oil on board when it sank.  Authorities were conducting shoreline clean-up using absorbent pads for impacted areas.   The Justin was raised a few days later.  The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.

More photos at ecy.wa.gov

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