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.
On July 18, the 85 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Bliek ran aground on the Elbe River near Tesperhude, Germany. The Bliek was en route to Hildesheim when it suffered engine failure after a technical malfunction. The current pulled the Bliek towards the shoreline until the Bliek struck the submerged remains of an old quay wall. The Bliek requested assistance with it’s sister ship, Asterode, arriving several hours later. The Asterode pulled the Bliek free and towed the damaged tanker to Scharnebeck. No reports of injuries. Divers inspected the Bliek and found damage to the forepeak which had suffered some water ingress. Authorities allowed the Bliek continue on its voyage.
The 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Eternity ran aground on the Wester Scheldt at Hansweert, Netherlands. The Eternity was proceeding with flammable liquids when it ran aground. Authorities were alerted and tugs were dispatched to the scene. The tugs were able to refloat the tanker and the vessels proceeded to Amsterdam. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.