The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Rudolf-Thea suffered water ingress while sailing in heavy seas on the Ijssel Sea. The barge loaded with a cargo of gypsum requested assistance from the coast guard at Den Helder. They dispatched a KNRM rescue boat and tug from Urk, Netherlands. The vessels escorted the Rudolf-Thea to Lelystad, Netherlands. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.