The 105 meter long river passenger ship Hemingway collided with a barge on the Waal near Deest, Netherlands. The Hemingway had suffered rudder failure when it struck the cement laden barge. No reports of injuries to the 79 passengers or crew on board the Hemingway or those on the barge. The Hemingway was later escorted to a shipyard in Dodewaard by authorities to conduct an investigation into the incident.
On August 21, the 138 meter long, 12,649 dwt cargo vessel SE Pacifica and the 169 meter long, 38,850 dwt tanker King Emerald collided in the North Sea at the anchorage off Nieuwpoort, Belgium. Both vessels were anchored when the King Emerald anchor began to drag and the tanker started to drift. The King Emerald continued drifting until it struck into the starboard stern section of the SE Pacifica. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The SE Pacifica sustained significant damage to its superstructure while the bow of King Emerald suffered only minor dents and scrapes. Reports state the SE Pacifica was later taken under tow to Vissingen for repairs while the King Emerald proceeded to Antwerp.