On August 2, the 110 meter long self-propelled barge Kevin ran aground on the Danube near Pfelling, Germany. The Kevin was headed to Enns and Straubing with a cargo of 1758 tons of steel when it suffered rudder failure. The crew attempted to do an emergency anchorage, but the barge ran aground along the river bank. Traffic on the river was halted near Pfelling until a salvage ship was able to refloat the Kevin. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Kevin was able to resume its voyage later the same day.