The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Fides allided with a bridge at Burgum, Netherlands. The Fides was proceeding under the bridge with a deck cargo of 100 empty containers when it got stuck halfway. Attempts to pull the vessel astern caused several containers to become wedged under the bridge. A salvage company was contacted and was able to free the Fides only after cutting the containers free from the bridge. The master of the Fides had miscalculated the water level in the canal which resulted in the allision. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
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