The 100 meter long self-propelled barge Alexander collided with the 85 meter long, 1461 dwt self-propelled tanker-barge Mercator on Lake Markermeer, Netherlands. The Alexander suffered damage a one meter hole to its hull above the waterline. The Mercator suffered little to no damage. There were no injuries on either vessel. The Alexander was escorted to Lelystad by authorities. The Alexander had a cargo of sand at the time of the incident. No reports of pollution being released.
The 80 meter long, 610 dwt passenger ship Nordstjernen became disabled outside Stadlandet, Norway after an engine failure. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched the lifeboat Emmy Dyvi to the scene. The lifeboat took the Nordstjernen under tow and proceeded to Trovik, Norway. No reports of injuries of the 34 passengers or 30 crew on board. The vessel had a replacement pump flown to Trovik to repair the engine. No damage or pollution released.
The 43 meter long towboat Janis R. Brewer allided with the lock wall on the Ohio River at the Canneltons Lock and Dam near Cannelton, Indiana. The impact cause the towboat’s barges break free. One crew man fell overboard and perished. Reports state the crewman was wearing a life jacket. An investigation into the incident and the crewman’s death is being conducted by authorities.