The 190 meter long, 48,821 dwt bulk carrier Dimitris S caught fire while berthed in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Dimitris S had arrived from Dordrecht with a cargo of scrap metal when fire broke out in the hold. Local fire brigade and fireboats were alerted and the combined effort was able to extinguish the blaze after several hours. One crewman on board the Dimitris S was later taken to hospital for treatment. Reports state the fire was likely caused by the scrap self-igniting. No details on damage or pollution released.
The 186 meter long self-propelled barge Rhenus Duisburg allided with a bridge on the New Maas at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The vessel was en route to Wallersheim from Duisburg when it lost control due the current and wind. The barge had even tried to reverse engines, but the vessel continued towards the Willems Bridge. As the barge passed underneath, several containers on board the Rhenus Duisburg struck the bridge and went overboard. All the containers were later recovered from the river. An inspection found neither the barge or the bridge sustained significant damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 85 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Blackbear caught fire on the Nieuwe Waterweg in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Some insulation in the engine room caught fire resulting in dense smoke. The local fire brigade was alerted along with the port authority who dispatched vessels to the scene. Aided by the port authorities vessels, the fire was extinguished and the engine room was ventilated to clear out the smoke. One crew of the Blackbear was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. The Blackbear was taken under tow to a quay at the port of Koningin Wilhelmina. No reports of damage to the cargo tanks loaded with bio diesel.