Bunkering tanker Stavo damaged after grounding in Danube River

Tanker Stavo agroundThe bunkering tanker Stavo ran aground in Danube River at Langenzersdorf off the port of Vienna, Austria. The vessel, loaded with 289 tons of fuel, stuck into a stone dam and suffered underwater breaches. The tanker is single hull and breaches might caused water ingress, but there was no report about oil leak and water pollution. The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene were dispatched rescue boats and pusher tug, which tried to pull the tanker off the grounding side and to stabilize her. The local authorities and fire rescue teams decided to lighter the 289 tons fuel to another ship, but before surrounded the tanker with oil booms to prevent possible oil leak.

Fortunately the accident did not caused environment pollution, as the grounding site was destined to a mineral oil tank store in Korneuburg. The local authorities took all the preventive measures and laid several hundreds of meters of oil barriers were built around the tanker vessel and upstream of the inlet to the New Danube. The main aim was to prevent a contamination of the Danube Island and the Marchfeld Canal.

The bunkering tanker Stavo has overall length of 58.00 m, moulded beam of 7.00 m and maximum draft of 2.50 m.