The 86 meter long tanker Somtrans IX allided with the Konrad-Adenauer-Allee Bridge on the Rhine-Herne Canal at Oberhausen, Germany. The tanker sustained damage to its helm with the upper control booth being crushed against the bridge. The tanker was able to continue under it’s own power to a nearby quay where it moored. No one was injured. The water police are conducting an investigation into the cause of the incident.