The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Valet & Ott allided with the Neckar Bridge at Hirschhorn, Germany. The Valet & Ott was en route to Strasbourg from Eberbach with 440 tons of scrap when it struck some scaffolding while passing under the bridge. The barge’s wheelhouse was torn off disabling the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The barge was moored at the Hirschhorn Lock while the water police conducted an investigation. Traffic was stopped on the Neckar River while debris from the wheelhouse could be located. Reports state the damage was estimated around 100000 €. The Valet & Ott was taken under tow by a tug bound for Mannheim.