On July 15, the 110 meter long self-propelled barge Seinpost went adrift on the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal near Breukelen, Netherlands. Local authorities were alerted to the barge drifting in the canal during the night. They were able to wake up the master sleeping on board and the Seinpost was brought back to a quay. An investigation found the Seinpost had been tied up to another vessel at the quay. When that vessel departed, it left the Seinpost unmoored. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 190 meter long, 48,821 dwt bulk carrier Dimitris S caught fire while berthed in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Dimitris S had arrived from Dordrecht with a cargo of scrap metal when fire broke out in the hold. Local fire brigade and fireboats were alerted and the combined effort was able to extinguish the blaze after several hours. One crewman on board the Dimitris S was later taken to hospital for treatment. Reports state the fire was likely caused by the scrap self-igniting. No details on damage or pollution released.
The 186 meter long self-propelled barge Rhenus Duisburg allided with a bridge on the New Maas at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The vessel was en route to Wallersheim from Duisburg when it lost control due the current and wind. The barge had even tried to reverse engines, but the vessel continued towards the Willems Bridge. As the barge passed underneath, several containers on board the Rhenus Duisburg struck the bridge and went overboard. All the containers were later recovered from the river. An inspection found neither the barge or the bridge sustained significant damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.