Day: October 16, 2015

Rhine Collision

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.

Long Yield No. 2

Long Yield No. 2

Long Yield No. 2
Photo: fleetmon.com

On October 15, the 49 meter long fishing vessel Long Yield No. 2 caught fire in the Indian Ocean near Mahe Island, Seychelles.  The 29 crew on board were unable to contain the blaze and sent out a distress call.  Authorities in the Seychelles requested vessels nearby to assist with the fishing vessel Dolomieu responding.  The Dolomieu arrived on scene and rescued the 29 crew off the Long Yield No. 2. The Dolomieu proceeded to Mahe Island.  Reports state the Long Yield No. 2 was disabled by the fire, but remained afloat.

 

Saga Falcon

Saga Falcon

Saga-Falcon

On October 14, the 200 meter long cargo vessel Saga Falcon allided with a quay at Rostock, Germany. The Saga Falcon was proceeding to its berth with a pilot on board struck the quay.  The vessel sustained hull damage with it holed above the waterline. The stern of the Saga Falcon struck a crane on the quay damaging it.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the water police has launched an investigation into the incident.