On August 27, the 12 meter long towboat Intrepide partially sank while moored at a quay in Baasrode, Belgium. The towboat became flooded when one of the mooring lines became trapped when the tide changed. The Intrepide became trapped and the vessel’s stern slowly sank The local fire brigade was alerted and attempted to pull the Intrepide back to the quay, but the towboat was too waterlogged and the mooring line had to be cut. The Intrepide sank by the stern. No reports of injuries.
On August 27, the 135 meter long self-propelled barge Formentera ran aground on the Easter Scheldt between Kats and Stavenisse, Netherlands. The Formentera was headed to Duisburg from Terneuzen Hansweert in ballast when it grounded. Two tugs arrived on scene and were able to refloat the Formentera later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.