The 32 meter long passenger vessel Pannenkoekenboot 3 collided with a tanker-barge on the Waal River off Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Pannenkoekenboot 3 was on a river cruise loaded with 50 passengers when it suffered engine failure. The vessel became unmanageable and was headed to collide into a passing tanker-barge loaded with gas. The master of the Pannenkoekenboot 3 reacted quickly and used the vessel’s bow thruster to avoid a serious collision . The passenger ship did graze against the tanker-barge, but no reports of injuries on either vessel. Reports state hull damage was minor on both vessels. The tanker-barge was able to proceed on its voyage. The Pannenkoekenboot 3 was later towed to Nijmegen. No pollution was released.
On July 13, 2014, the 80 meter long self-propelled barge Corteo G allided with a railway bridge near Nijmegen, Netherlands on the Maas-Waal canal. The Corteo G suffered hull damage and water ingress. The crew requested assistance with the local fire bridge responding. The fire bridgade was able to bring the flooding under control with pumps. A boom was placed around the vessel as an oil sheen was spotted around the vessel. Reports state the pollution came from the vessel’s engine room as it had suffered water ingress. No reports of injuries. Reports state there was concern the vessel stability as the Corteo G was fully laden with steel coils.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Asana ran aground on the Waal River near Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Asana had its bow strike bottom while passing under the Waal Bridge. No injuries, damage or pollution released. Another self-propelled barge Amara came to the assistance of the Asana. The Amara was able to pull the Asana free. Both vessels were able to proceed on their voyages.