The 99 meter long ro-ro car carrier Neckar Highway collided with the 164 meter long car carrier Baltic Breeze in the entry section of the Pierre Vandamme lock in Zeebrugge, Belguim. The Neckar Highway was proceeding alongside the starboard side of the moored Baltic Breeze toward the lock when the Baltic Breeze shifted and the two vessel collided. No reports of injuries. The Neckar Highway proceeded to a nearby quay. The Baltic Breeze was taken under tow by 2 tugs.
The 70 meter long self-propelled barge Bernic went aground in the lock between Scheldt River and Pommeroeul-Conde Canal. The master of the Bernic was proceeding to a section that had closed in the 1990s due to being too shallow for barge traffic. The Bernic was unable to free itself and has requested the assistance of a tug. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
Two inland tankers collided on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal between Ossendrecht and Bath. One tanker, 110 meter long with 1,000 tons of gas oil, struck head-on with another tanker, 96 meters long with 2,400 tons of fuel oil. Both tankers suffered significant damage, but there were no leaks on either vessel. The master of one tanker suffered a head wound and was taken to hospital. The Water Police is conducting an investigation into the incident.