The 70 meter long self-propelled barge Janna caught fire on the Dortmund-Ems Canal near Lingen, Germany. The fire started in the forward cargo hold when an exhaust pipe ignited the cargo of sugar beet pellets. The crew attempted to extinguish the blaze when the local fire brigade arrived. With twenty men, the fire fighters were able to contain the fire and removed any smoldering cargo. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 82 meter long self-propelled barge Saeftinge allided with a bridge over the Dortmund-Ems Canal near Altenrheine, Germany. The unloaded Saeftinge was en route to Bergeshövede from Spelle when it’s wheelhouse struck the bridge. The wheelhouse was destroyed, but the bridge was undamaged. No reports of injuries to the two crew on board. The Saeftinge proceeded to a nearby quay for temporary repairs.
The 86 meter long inland tanker Anclajo allided with a bridge over the Dortmund-Ems Canal between Lingen and Biene, Germany. The wheelhouse of the Anclajo was torn off while the bridge suffered no damage. The Anclajo was adrift for a short time until it could be moored at a nearby quay. The master of the Anclajo reported that heavy fog had prevented him from seeing the bridge until it was too late to lower the wheelhouse. Damage to the Anclajo has been assessed at 100.000 Euros. No reports of injuries.