June 14, 2016 Leave a Comment
The 105 meter self-propelled barge Port De Mar ran aground on the Rhine just below Rheinkniebrücke near Düsseldorf, Germany. The Port De Mar, loaded with a cargo of coal, had struck bottom at the bow sustaining damage to the hull. The barge suffered water ingress, but the flooding was kept under control by the vessel’s pumps. Traffic was halted for a few hours until the Port De Mar could be refloated. Reports state the vessel berthed in Düsseldorf before proceeding to Neuss. No reports of injuries or pollution released.