The 160 meter long self-propelled barge Trias Obelix ran aground on the Waal near Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Trias Obelix was headed for Schmehausen with a cargo of coal when it struck bottom. The vessel sustained hull damage and suffered water ingress. Authorities were alerted who dispatched a response team to the scene. Dewatering pumps help stabilize the barge and keep the flooding under control. Another barge arrived on scene and help tow the Trias Obelix to a nearby quay where it could be cleared of water. Reports state the incident may be the result of the vessel was heavily loaded and the water level was too low.
The 160 meter long self-propelled barge Trias Obelix ran aground on the Waal River near Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Trias Obelix had struck bottom to the low water level of the river. When the vessel attempted to free itself, the river current pulled the barge perpendicular to the river. The crew was able to drop anchor and turn the vessel around . No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Julien allided with the bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Julien was en route to Germany with a cargo of coal when it lost its rudder and went adrift. The barge drifted until it crashed into one of the pillars of the bridge. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state that river traffic was not blocked and train traffic over the bridge was allowed, but only at a reduced speed. Authorities have launched a search for the rudder and have started an investigation into the incident.