On October 14, the 105 meter long self-propelled barge Con Dios sustained damage while moored on the Rhine near Bingen, Germany. The Con Dios had been strucky by another vessel during the early morning hours. The Con Dios sustained hull damage including water ingress in the cargo hold, but the vessel’s pumps were able to control the flooding.
The Con Dios proceeded to Bingen where a diver was able to make temporary repairs. Reports state the Con Dios was headed to Rotterdam from Mannheim with 1250 tons of potash. No reports of injuries.
On September 25, the 90 meter long cargo vessel Allin suffered a minor accident while loading cargo at Port Dikili in Izmir, Turkey. The Allin was loading some 2810 tons of chipboard when the vessel lost stability and developed a heavy list to port. The cargo of chipboard slid off the deck and crashed onto the quay and into the sea. Those nearby were startled by the noise caused by the cargo shift. No reports of injuries. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
On June 7, the 229 meter long, 81162 dwt bulk carrier Tong Shun suffered water ingress while berthed at Santos, Brazil. The Tong Shun was loading 69,000 tons of soy when it suffered hull failure resulting in water ingress in the ballast tanks. The flooding couldn’t be controlled increasing the vessel’s draft. With the additional draft, the Tong Shun touched bottom. No report of injuries.
Divers were requested to inspect the Tong Shun hull and pumping system. Authorities placed booms around the bulk carrier as a precaution if pollution is released.