The 93 meter long, 3517 dwt tanker Atlantis Armona allided with 3 self-propelled barges along with the 6980 dwt, 135 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Chamisa-D at Botlek, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Atlantis Armona had arrived in ballast at Botlek and was maneuvering to berth at a quay when a signal confusion to the engine room put the tanker astern rather than ahead. The tanker struck 3 self-propelled barges which sustained minor hull damage. The Chamisa-D broke its mooring lines and was pushed into the quay. The Chamisa-D sustained hull damage and will remain in port until repairs can be completed. No reports of injuries or pollution released. All the vessels involved in the incident were inspected for damage. Reports state the Atlantis Armona will make repairs and continue on its way to load a cargo of linseed oil.
On January 14, the 90 meter long self-propelled barge Isabel caught fire after an explosion while berthed at Dordrecht, Netherlands. The vessel was to undergo an inspection when an explosion occurred in a technical space resulting in a fire. The local fire brigade was alerted and were able to quickly bring the fire under control. No reports of injuries.
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.