Coal barge broke in two, sank at Dillingen port, Germany

Coal barge AQUA SPRINTER II broke in two and sank alongside berth during loading operation in Dillingen, Germany, in the morning Mar 28. Understood barge has some 1,200 tons of coal dust in hold. Barge was built in 1983, of 2,100 cargo capacity.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.