The 146 meter long towboat Aries with two barges caught fire in the lock at Terneuzen, Netherlands. The Aries was headed to Ghent from Hansweert when a fire broke out in the engine room. The crew attempted to extinguish the blaze before calling the local fire brigade for assistance. The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire an hour later.
Both the master and the crew had minor injures from smoke inhalation and required medical assistance. The fire caused minimal damage and the Aries was able to continue on its voyage a few hours later. No reports of pollution released.