The 80 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Dettmer Tank 87 collided with a 200 meter long barge on the Elbe-Seiten Canal near Vorhop, Germany. The vessels collided head-on when the barge had veered onto the wrong side of the canal. Both vessels sustained significant damage, but no reports of injuries to any crew on either vessel. The Dettmer Tank 87 was loaded with 1200 tons of diesel fuel, but no reports of any pollution released. The water police had launched an investigation into the collision. Reports state the estimated damage is over 100000 euros.
The 86 meter long tanker Eiltank 39 collided with a bridge near Lueder (Uelzen), Germany that spans over the Elbe-Seiten Canal. The vessel’s steering house, including the controls for the vessel, were destroyed. Authorties estimate the damage to be 30000 €. Reports state the master of the vessel had forgotten to lower the hydraulic steering house to allow the vessel to pass safely under the bridge. Luckily, the master was not injured in the allision. The vessel was maneuvered to a nearby dock to wait for repairs.