Odeon and SL Elly

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The 187 meter long self-propelled barge GMS Odeon along with the barge SL Elly ran aground on the Danube River near 2277 kilometer mark.   The vessels were en route to Linz from Rotterdam with 3300 tons of iron ore when the rudder system failed.   The connection ropes between the vessels broke allowing the SL Elly to run aground on a shoal.   The Odeon secured its position to the bank due to the strong current.   No reports of injuries or pollution being released.


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Bareli Update

Work continues on the stranded container ship Bareli.   Over 200 containers, 55 tons of heavy oil and four tons of  oil sewage were removed from the vessel.  Heavy seas has delayed salvage efforts.


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Lady Cheryl

Photo: Victoria Police

The 27 meter long fishing vessel Lady Cheryl ran aground near Point Nepean, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.  The vessel was headed out of port to fish in rough seas with swells up to 6 meters when it struck an object on the rocky bottom.  All six crew on board the vessel were safely rescued by the water police.  The vessel later sank with only a section of the stern visible surrounded by a fuel spill.   The Lady Cheryl was fully loaded with 30,000 liters of diesel fuel at the time of the grounding.  Authorities state the master of the vessel had tested positive for alcohol.  Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.

View video at news.ninemsn.com.au

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Royal Diamond 7

The 128 meter long, 9500 dwt chemical tanker Royal Diamond 7 suffered an explosion while berthed at Mumbai, India.  The explosion occurred in a store room resulting in six crewmen injured and one killed.  A tug was dispatched to the scene and took the injured crew to shore where ambulances took the them to a nearby hospital.  The resulting fire was brought under control and extinguished a few hours later.    A fire occurred in the same store room earlier on March 17.  No further details reported.

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English Channel Collision

The 151 meter long, 10113 dwt reefer Spring Bok collided in heavy fog with the 88 meter long, 3590 dwt LPG tanker Gas Arctic.   The Spring Bok struck the stern of the Gas Arctic while attempting to overtake it.  Both vessels suffered damage above the waterline, but were able to proceed under their own power to Portland, England.  Both vessels will be inspected.   No reports of injuries to the 14 crew on the Gas Arctic or the 22 crew on the Spring Bok.  Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.

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