On October 2, the 110 meter long passenger ship Amelia collided with the 80 meter long, 1121 ton self-propelled barge Isala on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal near Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands. The Isala, loaded with 1050 ton cargo of salt, had become disabled on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal after suffering a technical fault. The crew of the Isala could not control the barge which went perpendicular to the fairway. The Amelia was unable to slow down in time before it struck the Isala amidships. The Isala sustained water ingress and sank within 10 minutes. The two crew from the Isala were rescued from the water by the Amelia. Traffic on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal was diverted to alternate routes as the sunken Isala blocked the canal. Authorities placed booms around the wreck as diesel fuel sheen was visible. Reports state the Isala will be salvaged.
On October 2, the 100 meter long tanker Stoc Marcia caught fire off Ronneby, Sweden. The fire started in the electrical system in the engine room. The vessel alerted authorities while the crew evacuated the engine room and activated the fire suppression system. The Skillinge lifeboat and a helicopter with local fire fighters arrived on scene a short time later. After inspecting that the fire was completely extinguished, the fire fighters returned to Skillinge. None of the 12 crew on board the Stoc Marcia were injured. The fire damaged the engine and the tanker required assistance. The Swedish Coast Guard stood by until a tug arrived the following morning. The tug and the Stoc Marcia proceeded to Landskrona. No reports of pollution released.