On February 13, the 60 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Noordereiland collided with the 64 meter long, 1469 dwt cargo vessel Bonita in the Houtrib Lock in Lelystad, Netherlands. The Bonita had entered the lock and was unable to slow down before it struck the stern of the Noordereiland. The tanker-barge sustained significant damage, but no reports of injuries or pollution released on either vessel. Authorities detained both vessels until an investigation into the incident could be completed. Reports state the Bonita had just returned back into services after repairs from an earlier grounding.
On June 4, the 64 meter long self-propelled barge Confianza allided with the lock gate at Lelystad, Netherlands. The Confianza was departing from the lock when the gates began to close. The gates struck the side of the Confianza trapping the vessel. The Confianza sustained only minimal damage. There were no reports of injuries or pollution released. The Confianza was later freed a few hours later.
On May 12, 2012, the 100 meter long self-propelled barge Amandus sank on the Markermeer near Lelystad, Netherlands. The vessel was carrying a cargo of stones when the crew discovered water ingress in the engine room. The crew of three were unable to stop the ingress and requested assistance. The KNRM launched lifeboats from Marken and Enkhuizen along with several other rescue boats proceeded to the scene. A nearby barge reached the Amandus first and safely rescued all three crewmen. No reports of injuries. The Amandus proceeded to sink until it hit bottom leaving the deck awash. Authorities spotted a small amount of oil sheen in the water, but no boom was required. Buoys were placed around the wreck. The police launched an investigation into the incident.
Mammoet Maritime arrived on scene and began salvage operations. Two tugs along with other vessels were able to lift the Amandus to the surface by May 17. Photos of the salvage operation can be seen on tugspotters.com