Category Archives: Grounding

RMS Goole

RMS Goole Collision Rhine
Photo: water police

On August 21, the 80 meter long cargo vessel RMS Goole ran aground on the Rhine River near Grietherort, Germany.  The RMS Goole was en route to Bibao from Dusseldorf with a cargo of steel when it got stuck on a shoal.  Behind the Goole was a container ship, which the Goole had passed on the Rhine earlier.  The container ship had no time to veer away and struck the Goole from astern.  The Goole sustained significant hull damage, but all above the waterline.  No reports of injuries on either vessel.  The container vessel reported some damage to its bow.  The water police arrived on scene and later allowed both vessels to continue on their voyage after completing an investigation.  The RMS Goole proceeded to Rotterdam.  No details on the other vessel and its port of call.  Damage to the Goole was later estimated to be over 10,000 euros.

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MMC Christiane

MMC Christiane
Photo: binnenschifferforum.de

The 85 meter long self-propelled barge MMC Christiane ran aground on the Danube near Hermannsdorf, Germany.  The Christiane was heading downstream from Regensburg when the starboard portion of the stern struck bottom.  The barge blocked traffic on the Danube as it was still inside the fairway.  Another barge and a workboat from Regensburg were able to pull the Christiane free later the same day. The vessels proceeded to Straubing for further inspection.  The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.

Photo: water police
Photo: water police