On May 27, the 85 foot long self-propelled barge Bakesteyn caught fire on the Markerneer between Marken and Almere, Netherlands. The Bakesteyn had departed from Nieuwegein bound for Amsterdam when a fire broke out in the engine room. The crew alerted authorities who dispatched patrol boats and two KNRM lifeboats to the scene. When authorities arrived on scene, the crew of the Bakesteyn had already extinguished the blaze. The fire had started by a broken drive shaft which cut a fuel line. Authorities inspected the vessel and found there was a fuel leak and determined the Bakesteyn needed to be towed to port. The KNRM lifeboat took the Bakesteyn under tow and proceeded for Amsterdam. Another barge took over the tow a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.