The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Itasca allided with a barrier at a railway bridge on the Hunte River near Elsfleth, Germany. The Itasca was proceeding from Brake with parts for a wind plant went it veered into barrier. Some 25 meters of the barrier was partially destroyed along with several pillings. The Itasca suffered only slight damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Damage was estimated to be over 100,000 Euros. The Itasca proceeded to Oldenburg where the water police detained the vessel. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.