The 80 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Beate went aground on the Elbe River near Magdeburg, Germany. The Beate was entering the basin of the canal when it went struck an embankment. The Beate suffered hull damage with one cargo tank breached allowing one ton of diesel fuel to be released. Local fire brigade responded to the scene and deployed containment booms around the Beate. An environmental crew will later vacuum the diesel fuel from the water. No reports of injuries. The crew was able to make repairs with a temporary patch to the hull. The water police have launched an investigation into the incident.