Category Archives: Grounding

Sinn

Sinn

The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Sinn ran aground on the Danube near Hofstetten, Germany. The Sinn had struck a gravel barge damaging the propeller.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. Traffic was barred by the water police as the vessel was stranded alongside the shoreline.

Nathalie

 

Nathalie
Photo: twitter

The 65 meter long, 1260 dwt cargo vessel Nathalie ran aground on the Schelde Estuary near Antwerp, Belgium.  The Nathalie was en route to Ghent when it struck a stony embankment. No reports of injuries.  The Nathalie was refloated a few hours later and was able to continue under it’s own power.

Minerva Faith

Minerva Faith
Photo: newsmaritime

The 292 meter long, 175,620 dwt bulk carrier Minerva Faith ran aground in the Suez Canal near the 101 kilometer mark. The Minerva Faith was en route to Suez from Narvik when it veered from the channel and ran aground on a sandbank.  The bulker was unable to refloat itself and requested assistance.  Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and refloated the vessel.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.