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.
The 84 meter long self-propelled barge Andamento allided with the Paddepoelster Bridge on the Van Starkenborgh Canal at Dorkwerd, Netherlands. The Andamento was en route to Brake from Lelystad when it approached the bridge. The master of the Andamento states the barge had a green light to proceed, but the barge struck the bridge was considerable force. The Paddepoelster Bridge partially collapsed with part of the bridge fallen into the waterway. Debris blocked the waterway suspending traffic. The Andamento sustained significant damage to its starboard bow. A nearby house next to the bridge also sustained damage. No reports of injuries.