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 136 passengers on board the 110 meter long passenger vessel River Concerto were rudely awaken to a crash in the night. The River Concerto had been struck by the tanker Margaux causing considerable damage above the waterline. The River Concerto safely evacuated the passengers at Emmerich, Germany including five passengers and two crew members who were injured in the collision. The Margaux suffered some damage from the collision, but there was no leak of the 950 tons of diesel fuel aboard. The River Concerto had left from Basel and was bound for Rotterdam before the collision. Local Officials are conducting an investigation into the incident.