Tag Archives: Rhine

Luka

Photo: swr.de
Photo: swr.de

The 80 meter long self-propelled tanker Luka went aground on the Rhine near St. Goar, Germany.  The Luka had made a navigational error and steered out of the fairway going aground into the shallows.  The lighter tanker Sankt Nikolaus arrived and unloaded 100 tons of the cargo of liquid fertilizer off the Luka.  Two tugs were able to refloat the Luka and the vessels proceeded to St. Goar.  Pumps were kept running on the Luka as the hull had suffered some damage.  No reports of injuries.


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La Fosca

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The 86 meter long self-propelled barge La Fosca went aground on the Rhine near Rettbergsaue, Germany.  The vessel was headed to Mainz from Schweinfurt with 1100 tons of rapeseed when it had to reduce speed and caught turned in the river current.   The vessel’s bow became wedged on a gravel bar.  After several attempts to refloat failed, another vessel was taken along side to lighter some of the cargo on board.  The following day the vessel was refloated.  The La Fosca proceeded to Mainz.  No reports of injury, damage or pollution released.

 

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Two tankers aground on the Rhine

Photo: n-tv.de
Photo: n-tv.de

The 110 meter long self-propelled tanker Emma went aground on the Rhine near Cologne, Germany due to low tide.   Ten minutes later the the 86 meter long self-propelled tanker Newton went aground a short distance away.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.   The Newton was loaded with 1543 tons of petroleum while the Emma was loaded with 1800 tons of diesel. The container barge Henri R later attempted to pull the Emma free.  The outcome was not reported.  The vessels may required to be lightered before other attempts are made.

Photo: n-tv.de
Photo: n-tv.de

 

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Rhine Collision at Cologne

Photo: ksta.de
Photo: ksta.de

The 40 meter long passenger vessel Willi Ostermann collided with the 95 meter long self-propelled barge Brizo on the Rhine near Cologne, Germany.  The Willi Ostermann was on a wedding party excursion with 150 passengers when it struck the stern of the Brizo.   The bow on the Willi Ostermann was damaged and eight passengers suffered minor injuries.   No reports of pollution released.   The Willi Ostermann proceeded to a shipyard for repairs while the Brizo, undamaged, was allowed to continue to Antwerp with its cargo of salt.  The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.

 

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