The 366 meter long, 155480 dwt container ship CSCL Jupiter ran aground on the Wester Scheldt River near Bath, Netherlands. The CSCL Jupiter had departed from Antwerp bound for Hamburg when it suffered steering failure. The boxship ran hard aground leaving its bulbous bow nearly high and dry. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The CSCL Jupiter requested assistance with 10 tugs responding. The tugs attempted to pull the container ship free, but the vessel remained stuck. Traffic on the Scheldt was halted. Reports state there is a backlog of vessels awaiting to enter and depart from Antwerp.
A survey was being conducted to see if the CSCL Jupiter has suffered hull damage. Another attempt to refloat the container ship will be done on the next high tide.
The 210 meter long, 35239 dwt container ship Mercosul Santos collided with a tug on the Amazon River near Obidios, Brasil. The Mercosul Santos was headed towards Manaus when it struck a tug that was pushing nine barges. One barge was cut in two and sank to the river bottom. Another barge was crushed and remain stuck on the bulbous bow of the Mercosul Santos.
Nine of the 11 crew who were on board the barges and tug were reported as missing and feared dead. Authorities requested divers from Santarem to search for the missing crew.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 152 meter long, 10600 dwt container ship Heinrich Schepers ran aground on the Kiel Canal near the bridge at Grünental, Germany. While en route to Kotka from Hamburg, the boxship suffered engine damage. The crew attempted an emergency anchorage, but the vessel ran up on the northern embankment and became stuck. No reports of injuries. Traffic on the Kiel Canal around the Heinrich Schepers was halted as the boxship blocked the fairway.