The 103 meter long self-propelled barge Silke Diane went aground on the Waal River near Kekerdom, Netherlands. The Silke Diane was proceeding upriver with 1700 tons of scrap metal when it struck bottom due to the low water level. The vessel suffered damage allowing water ingress into the cargo hold and engine room. The local fire department responded to the scene with dewatering pumps and were able to keep the Silke Diane from sinking. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Silke Diane was lightered and refloated later.