The 86 meter long meter long self-propelled barge Sympathie struck the span of the Borg Bridge on the Ems Canal in Groningen, Netherlands. The Sympathie was proceeding in dense fog when it struck the bridge. The bridge sustained significant damage and was pushed out of alignment. The Sympathie also sustained severe damage to its bow. Local authorities launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the master had not request the span of the bridge to be raised. With no visibility, the master assumed the bridge span was open.