Lelystad Lock Collision
On February 13, the 60 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Noordereiland collided with the 64 meter long, 1469 dwt cargo vessel Bonita in the Houtrib Lock in Lelystad, Netherlands. The Bonita had entered the lock and was unable to slow down before it struck the stern of the Noordereiland. The tanker-barge sustained significant damage, but no reports of injuries or pollution released on either vessel. Authorities detained both vessels until an investigation into the incident could be completed. Reports state the Bonita had just returned back into services after repairs from an earlier grounding.