The "Bayern" was pulled off on Nov 27 from the left river shore after having got stuck on the Danue with 930 tons soy off Winzer, Deggendorf municipality. The ship left the Deggendorf region around noon and berthed in the river port in Straubing around 3 p.m.
Grounding on Danube
On Nov 25, 2016, at 9.45 a.m. the "Bayern", 1442 ts EU-No.: 04002570;), ran aground on the Danube enroute from Vilshofen to Straubing with a cargo of 930 tons soy. At river km 2268 8 the master had to wait for approaching ship traffic in the curve of Mühlham. Due to the strong currents the ship drifted onto the left side river shore and got stock on the gravel bottom. The master did not send a distress call but tried to get off without permission again. A launch of the water police Deggendorf remarked the ship at 11 a.m. The master was ordered to stop the attempts to avoid an accumulation of sediment which might endanger passing traffic. The ship was stuck outside the fairway, ship traffic was possible with reduced speed. The river authority Deggendorf was investigating means to refloat the barge. On Nov 26 at noon another barge should try to pull the "Bayern" to deeper water again.
Kelaniya sheltered at Tolkamer
On Nov 23, 2011, around midnight the Waal was re-opened for ship traffic after the accident site was cleared. The "Veerhaven X" proceeded at 11.45 p.m., and the "Kelaniya" was moved to Tolkamer/Lobith on Nov 24 at 1.50 a.m. Dutch report with photo: http://www.gelderlander.nl/voorpagina/rijkvannijmegen/9934194/Stremming-op-Waal-na-aanvaring-voorbij.eceUpload News