The 93 meter long, 3517 dwt tanker Atlantis Armona allided with 3 self-propelled barges along with the 6980 dwt, 135 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Chamisa-D at Botlek, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Atlantis Armona had arrived in ballast at Botlek and was maneuvering to berth at a quay when a signal confusion to the engine room put the tanker astern rather than ahead. The tanker struck 3 self-propelled barges which sustained minor hull damage. The Chamisa-D broke its mooring lines and was pushed into the quay. The Chamisa-D sustained hull damage and will remain in port until repairs can be completed. No reports of injuries or pollution released. All the vessels involved in the incident were inspected for damage. Reports state the Atlantis Armona will make repairs and continue on its way to load a cargo of linseed oil.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Manuela caught fire while berthed on the New Maas in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Manuela had arrived earlier that morning from a voyage from Moerdijk when a fire broke out in the engine room. The local fire brigade was alerted and quickly extinguished the blaze. No reports of injuries. Reports stated an oil pipe had burst causing the fire.
The 183 meter long, 37500 dwt tanker Bow Jubail allided with a pier at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Bow Jubail had a pilot on board and was being escorted by a tug when it struck the jetty against the starboard hull. The hull was breached rupturing the bunker tanks. Some 217 tons of fuel oil spilt out of the Bow Jubail into the harbor. No reports of injuries to the 29 crew on board.
Authorities dispatched harbor vessels and fire boats to the scene to contain the pollution. Booms were placed to help contain some of the oil, but reports state the pollution may impact shorelines. Several reports state wildlife including birds were found to be coated by oil. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.