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.
The 28 meter long towboat Aries allided with a bridge over the Main-Danube Canal near Nürnberg, Germany. The Aries was en route to Linz from Erlangen when the top of the wheelhouse struck the underside of the bridge. The wheelhouse was torn away and the vessel sustained around 150,000 euros in damages. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 27 meter long tug Aries went aground on the Danube River near Luberegg, Austria. The Aries was pushing two tanker barges holding 750 tons of diesel fuel when the tug sprang a leak. The tug disconnected from the barges and headed towards a nearby sandbar to avoid sinking. The vessel suffered severe water ingress with the engine room completed flooded causing a total power outage. The local fire rescue were requested which brought out pumps and placed oil booms around the tug. Divers were sent to patch the leak while the pumps were able to dewater the vessel. No reports of injuries or damage. Pollution released was contained and was not released into the river.