The 172 meter long self-propelled barge Rhenus Hanau went aground on the Rhine River near Wesel, Germany. The Rhenus Hanau was carrying 5000 tons of coal from Amsterdam to Duisburg when it grounded near Wesel bridge. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The barge remained aground until part of the coal cargo could be lightered. Reports state the water police have launched an investigation into the incident.