On May 27, the 85 foot long self-propelled barge Bakesteyn caught fire on the Markerneer between Marken and Almere, Netherlands. The Bakesteyn had departed from Nieuwegein bound for Amsterdam when a fire broke out in the engine room. The crew alerted authorities who dispatched patrol boats and two KNRM lifeboats to the scene. When authorities arrived on scene, the crew of the Bakesteyn had already extinguished the blaze. The fire had started by a broken drive shaft which cut a fuel line. Authorities inspected the vessel and found there was a fuel leak and determined the Bakesteyn needed to be towed to port. The KNRM lifeboat took the Bakesteyn under tow and proceeded for Amsterdam. Another barge took over the tow a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 10 meter long fishing vessel EH 64 Elisabeth ran aground on the Ijsselmeer near the dike spanning between Lelystad and Enkhuizen, Netherlands. The KNRM dispatched a lifeboat to the scene and was able to pull the EH 64 Elisabeth free. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 36 meter long, 70 dwt catamaran passenger ferry Koegelwieck ran aground in the Wadden Sea near Terschelling, Netherlands. The ferry was en route to Harlingen with 82 passengers and 5 crew when it veered out of the fairway. Three tugs were dispatched along with a KNRM lifeboat from West-Terschelling to the scene. The tugs were able to free the Koegelwieck which proceeded under its own power to Harlingen. There the ferry was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.