The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Elisabeth Jeagers allided with a bridge on the Neckar River near Mannheim, Germany. The Elisabeth Jeagers with 1000 tonnes of cargo was headed to Ladenburg when the barge was passing under the Lauffener Bridge. The master of the vessel failed to lower the wheelhouse enough and struck the bridge. The wheelhouse was torn free and sank in the river. No one was injured and no pollution was released. Authorities halted traffic while authorities inspected the bridge. Divers were requested and salvaged the wheelhouse later the same day.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Valet & Ott allided with the Neckar Bridge at Hirschhorn, Germany. The Valet & Ott was en route to Strasbourg from Eberbach with 440 tons of scrap when it struck some scaffolding while passing under the bridge. The barge’s wheelhouse was torn off disabling the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The barge was moored at the Hirschhorn Lock while the water police conducted an investigation. Traffic was stopped on the Neckar River while debris from the wheelhouse could be located. Reports state the damage was estimated around 100000 €. The Valet & Ott was taken under tow by a tug bound for Mannheim.
The 105 meter long, 2040 ton self-propelled barge Anna Krieger suffered a fire in its engine room while carrying a load of scrap metal on the Neckar River near Pleutersbach, Germany. The four crewmen made several attempts before they were able to extinguish fire. The master of the Anna Krieger was able to steer the vessel to the nearby river bank. The local authorities responded sending rescue boats from the nearby fire departments of Eberbach and Hirschhorn. All four men were safely taken ashore as they were had suffered injuries from smoke inhalation. The men were later taken to hospital for treatment. The Anna Krieger was later towed to Eberbach. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.