The 24 meter long self-propelled barge Stella Maris caught fire on the IJssel at Capelle upon the IJssel, Netherlands. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room while it was proceeding to Rotterdam. The fire quickly spread through the vessel and engulfed the wheelhouse. A workboat pushed the Stella Maris to the shore where local fire brigade and boats extinguished the blaze. The sole person on board was rescued without any injuries.
The full extent of damage to the vessel had not been reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Tokaj 2 allided with a railroad bridge over IJssel River near Zutphen, Netherlands. The wheelhouse of the Tokaj 2 was torn off, but no one was injured in the incident. Rail traffic was halted while the bridge until it was inspected. No reports of damage to the bridge or pollution released.
The 109 meter long, 4458 dwt suction hopper dredger Wilhelm Krüger ran aground on the Ijssel near Kampen, Netherlands. A tug was towing the Wilhelm Krüger bound for Zuiderzee where it was to be scrapped when the dredger ran onto a mud bank. The dredge remain stuck until the following day until three tugs were able to refloat it. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.