On August 24, the 67 meter long self-propelled barge Quadro ran aground on the Danube River while en route to Straubing, Germany. The Quadro had departed from Deggendorf with 550 tons of steel when it suffered a technical fault resulting in rudder failure. Unable to steer, the Quadro veered out of the fairway and ran up on a rock. The crew requested assistance and vessel was sent from Passau to aid in refloating the Quadro. No reports of injuries or pollution released.