On March 3, the 270 meter long, 74375 dwt MSC Madrid collided with the 199 meter long, 14012 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Primula Seaways off Flushing, Netherlands. The MSC Madrid had made a turn which caused it to strike into the port side of the Primula Seaways. Both vessels sustained significant damage above the waterline and were detained until surveys could be completed. The Primula Seaways was found seaworthy and allowed to proceed on its voyage to Ghent later the same day. The MSC Madrid was also allowed to continue on its voyage from Hamburg to Antwerp. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 183 meter long, 47149 dwt tanker Sea Horizon ran aground on the Western Scheldt near Pas van Borsselen, Netherlands. The tanker was proceeding up the river heading towards Antwerp when it ran aground at low tide. Four tugs were dispatched to the scene to help refloat the Sea Horizon. The tugs were able to release the tanker with the rising tide. The vessels proceded to an anchorage off Flushing where it will be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On March 9, the 230 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Begonia Seaways allided with a buoy off Flushing, Netherlands. The Begonia Seaways was en route to Gothenburg from Terneuzen when it struck the buoy. Damage was reported to be minimal. No reports of injuries or pollution released.