On November 12, the 110 meter long self-propelled barge Con Zelo ran aground just outside the port of Harlingen, Netherlands. The Con Zelo was proceeding to Ghent from Harlingen with a cargo of salt when it ran aground onto the shallows. Several nearby vessels including a KNRM lifeboat attempted to pull the Con Zelo free, but without success. The Con Zelo was refloated later on the rising tide. No injuries, damage or pollution released.