The 197 meter long, 58695 dwt bulk carrier Global Laguna caught fire while berthed at Iskenderun, Turkey. The vessel was unloading 45,000 tons of scrap from the Netherlands when fire broke out in the hold. Local fire fighters and tugs responded to the scene and brought the blaze under control. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 225 meter long, 77684 dwt bulk carrier Glory Trader ran aground on the Mississippi River near Pilottown, Louisiana. The Glory Trader was headed to Haifa from New Orleans when it ran aground.
Reports state two tugs were dispatched to the scene to assist in refloating the bulk carrier. No further details reported.
The 185 meter long, 42529 dwt bulk carrier Thor Endeavour allided with the 28 meter long tugboat Bugsier 15 allided at the entrance to the lock of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Thor Endeavour had arrived from Ijmuiden and was being assisted by the tug Bugsier 15 into the lock. Upon entering the lock, the Thor Endeavour allided with the Bugsier 15 pushing the tug into the lock gate.
The Bugsier 15 had suffered just minor damage with part of its fendering torn. The lock gate did sustain some damage requiring a closer inspection. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police did not detain the bulk carrier. The Thor Endeavour proceeded on it’s voyage through the canal with two tugs assisting.