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Köpenick

Köpenick

The 108 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Köpenick ran aground on the Rhine near Kestert, Germany. The Köpenick had suffered engine failure while proceeding toward Rotterdam with 2100 tons of diesel fuel. A tug was requested to assist refloating the Köpenick, but attempts failed to release the vessel.  A lighter vessel was requested to assist efforts the next day.

Excalibur

Excalibur
Photo: ksta.de

The 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Excalibur ran aground on the Rhine near Cologne, Germany. The Excalibur was doing a turn when it’s bow thruster failed and the barge ran aground against the river bank.  Another barge was able to pull the Excalibur free a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Excalibur was taken to Mülheim for inspection.

Rhine Collision

River Concerto
Photo: derwesten.de

The 110 meter long river passenger ship River Concerto collided with a self-propelled tanker-barge on the Rhine near Rees, Germany. The River Concerto had passed the tanker while proceeding up the river when the bow of the tanker struck the starboard stern of the River Concerto. The passenger ship sustained significant damage, but there was no water ingress.  None of the crew or the 135 passengers on board were injured. The River Concerto was able to proceed under its own power to Rees where passsengers were safely transported to another vessel.  The River Concerto was inspected by divers. Damage was reported to be over 10,000 Euros. The name of the tanker-barge was not reported.