A self-propelled barge went aground on the Weser River near Verden, Germany. Due to the low water level and the speed of the vessel, the ship struck a sand bank in the river. The vessel lay perpendicular to the river for several hours until another vessel was able to free it. No reports of injuries to the two crew on board, damage or pollution released. The water police investigated the incident and allowed the vessel to proceed. The barge was loaded with some 1,000 tons of cement at the time. The name of the vessel was no reported.