On July 19, the 122 meter long cargo vessel Myrte ran aground off Sluiskil, Netherlands. The Myrte was en route to Ghent from Tornio when it veered off course on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. Tugs were dispatched and pulled the Myrte free a short time later. The Myrte proceeded to Ghent where it berthed and inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 230 meter long, 14424 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Begonia Seaways ran aground on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal near Terneuzen, Netherlands. The vessel was en route to Ghent when it suffered a mechanical fault and struct the canal embankment. The vessel requested assistance with authorities stopping traffic on the canal and dispatching several tugs to the scene. The tugs were able to refloat the Begonia Seaways and escorted the cargo vessel to a nearby quay later the same day. No reports of injuries. No further details reported to the extent of damage or if any pollution was released in the incident.
The 84 meter long self-propelled barge Zandkreek collided with the 110 meter long self-propelled barge Ben-Gus on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal off Terneuzen, Netherlands. The two vessels struck head-on and sustained significant damage. The Ben-Gus had damage to its fuel tank releases fuel oil. Authorities responded and placed booms around the vessel to contain any pollution released. The Zandkreek was allowed to continue on its voyage to Antwerp. Reports state both vessels will proceed to a shipyard for repairs. Authorities stated there was a lack of communication between the two barges which lead to the collision. No reports of injuries.