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 110 meter long self-propelled barge Martcilino ran aground on the Western Scheldt near Bath, Netherlands. The Martcilino had passed Bath when it stranded. Authorities were alerted and dispatched patrol vessels and tugs to the scene. The tugs were able to pull the barge free an hour later, but the Martcilino could no longer proceed under its own power. Tugs towed the Martcilino back to Antwerp. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On May 27, the 85 foot long self-propelled barge Bakesteyn caught fire on the Markerneer between Marken and Almere, Netherlands. The Bakesteyn had departed from Nieuwegein bound for Amsterdam when a fire broke out in the engine room. The crew alerted authorities who dispatched patrol boats and two KNRM lifeboats to the scene. When authorities arrived on scene, the crew of the Bakesteyn had already extinguished the blaze. The fire had started by a broken drive shaft which cut a fuel line. Authorities inspected the vessel and found there was a fuel leak and determined the Bakesteyn needed to be towed to port. The KNRM lifeboat took the Bakesteyn under tow and proceeded for Amsterdam. Another barge took over the tow a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.