The 68 meter long self-propelled barge West Oder 1 allided with the pier at Brake, Germany. The barge was attempting to berth when it struck the wooden pier causing damage to the pier and the vessel’s bow. No reports of injuries. The water police conducted an investigation and found the master of the West Oder 1 did not hold a certificate for sailing on the inland waterways and the vessel lacked the proper paperwork as well. Reports state the master of the West Oder 1 will face prosecution.