The 135 meter long self-propelled barge Factofour allided on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal with the bridge at Rilland-Bath, Netherlands. The vessel and passing under the Bathse bridge when it and the cargo containers on deck struck the underside of the bridge. Reports state the vessel hit cables and wires ran underneath the bridge. Some of the deck cargo of containers were damaged whiles others shifted. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Factofour proceeded to moor nearby until the cargo can be secured. The Factofour was en route to Duisburg from Antwerp.
The 111 meter long passenger ship Regina Rheni caught fire during the night on the Rhine river near Dusseldorf, Germany. The fire started in the kitchen and quickly filling the vessel with dense smoke. The crew closed the hatches to contain the blaze while moving passengers to the outer deck. The fire damaged the electrical leaving everyone in the dark. The Regina Rheni’s 102 passengers and 32 crew were safely evacuated by the assistance of rescue boats from Dusseldorf. Local firefighters boarded the vessel and the blaze was extinguished a few hours later. Ten passengers were injured and were treated for smoke inhalation. The Regina Rheni was en route to Arnhem on a schedule cruise. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.