The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Anthrazit ran aground on the Rhine near Ruhrort, Germany. The Anthrazit was proceeding in ballast only when it ran aground near the confluence with the Ruhr. The water police were contacted and has launched an investigation into the incident. The cause of the grounding was not disclosed. Reports state the Anthrazit is not blocking traffic and is no danger to other vessels. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 63 meter long inland container ship Martie caught fire while berthed in Waalwijk, Netherlands. The fire started in the living quarters spewing out dense smoke. The local fire brigade were alerted and dispatched teams to fight the fire. Reports state the fire had engulfed the living spaces resulting in significant damage. No reports of injuries. Only empty containers were on board the Martie so no risks of hazardous cargo air pollution released. No further details released.