The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Friedrich Götz allided with a bridge over the Neckar River near Untertürkheim, Germany. The barge was headed to Stuttgart from Mannheim with a cargo of containers when the Friedrich Götz smashed against the underside of the bridge. The barge’s wheelhouse was smashed injuring the master of the vessel. He was later taken to hospital for treatment. The Friedrich Götz was maneuvered to a nearby container terminal in Heidelberg. Reports state that damage is between 30,000 and 40,000 Euros.
The 86 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Wervelwind collided head-on with the 105 meter long, 2138 ton self-propelled barge Adolf Blatt on the Neckar River near Landenburg, Germany. The Wervelwind suffered some damage, but the Adolf Blatt suffered a two meter wide hole in the hull. There were no injuries on either vessel. The Wervelwind was proceeding to Landenburg with 350 tons of phosphoric acid while the Adolf Blatt was travelling in ballast. No pollution was released as the Wervelwind is a double-hull tanker. Damage to the Adolf Blatt has been estimated to be around 10,000€. Both vessels were detained by the water police for inspection. An investigation into the incident is being conducted.
The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Ernst Kramer was struck by another vessel on the Neckar River, Germany. The collision forced the The Ernst Kramer had just left the Rockenau Lock was heading upstream when it was struck. The force of the collision pushed the Ernst Kramer into the vessel Lippischer Wald which was tied up along the shore. The master of the other vessel was tested and shown to be intoxicated. Damages are estimated to be around 30,000 Euros.