The 49 meter long self-propelled barge Cascade allided with the Zwartewater bridge at Hasselt, Netherlands. The Cascade was headed for Zwolle from Zwartsluis on the Zwarte Water when it master of the vessel found the barge was not going to pass under the bridge. The vessel was thrown in reverse, but it was too late and the Cascade struck the underside of the bridge. The wheelhouse of the Cascade was severely damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 110 meter long self-propelled tanker barge Pallas allided with a bridge on the Zwarte near Hasselt, Netherlands. The Pallas was passing under the bridge, but was unable to lower the wheelhouse before the vessel struck. The wheelhouse was completely destroyed, but the three crew on board were uninjured. A small amount of smoke appeared after the allision, but no fire. The Pallas was loaded with 2300 tons of diesel fuel at the time. No reports of any pollution released. A tug arrived later and pushed the disaled Pallas to a nearby quay. The Pallas had left Zwartsluis and was en route to the port in Zwolle.