The 135 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Somtrans XXVI ran aground on the Rhine near Dormagen, Germany. The tanker was underway with 1800 tons of chemicals on board when it struck a sandbank while close to the riverbank. The tanker-barge damaged its bow thruster, but the hull remained intact and no pollution was released. A sister ship to the Somtrans XXVI was nearby and pulled the Somtrans XXVI free. Reports state the vessel made repairs in Dormagen and proceeded on its voyage to Amsterdam.