The 110 meter long river passenger ship River Concerto collided with a self-propelled tanker-barge on the Rhine near Rees, Germany. The River Concerto had passed the tanker while proceeding up the river when the bow of the tanker struck the starboard stern of the River Concerto. The passenger ship sustained significant damage, but there was no water ingress. None of the crew or the 135 passengers on board were injured. The River Concerto was able to proceed under its own power to Rees where passsengers were safely transported to another vessel. The River Concerto was inspected by divers. Damage was reported to be over 10,000 Euros. The name of the tanker-barge was not reported.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Wantij caught fire while carrying coal on the Rhine River near Rees, Germany. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room forcing the vessel to immediately drop anchor at a nearby loading bay. The crew alerted the local fire brigade which dispatched fireboats to the scene. The water police slowed traffic while the fire fighters extinguished the blaze. The container barge Salute pulled alongside the vessel to keep the Wantij in position. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The fire disabled the Wantij requiring it to be towed to Dusiburg for repairs.