The 109 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Viktoria Jaegers and the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Enjoy collided on the Rhine near Weißenthurm, Germany. The Viktoria Jaegers was en route to Karlsruhe from Rotterdam when it attempt to berth near the Enjoy. As the tanker barge passed the berthed Enjoy, the Enjoy’s mooring lines snapped. The Enjoy drifted away from the berth and collided with the Viktoria Jaegers and another tanker barge. All three vessels sustained minor damage with the Enjoy sustained dents to its bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the master of one of the tanker-barges was attempting to load a motor vehicle during the incident.
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 13, the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Regina W II ran aground on the Rhine near Düsseldorf, Germany. The Regina W II was en route to Gelsenberg with 2000 tons of diesel fuel when it went aground. Authorities were alerted with a fire boat from Düsseldorf along with several other vessels responding. Initial attempts to refloat the tanker-barge failed and a lighter vessel was requested. Some 600 tons of fuel was lightered off the Regina W II before it could be refloated a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
Reports state the Regina W II was escorted to Neuss to be inspected. The vessel then proceeded on its voyage to Gelsenberg. The cause of the grounding was not reported.