The 84 meter long self-propelled barge Andamento allided with the Paddepoelster Bridge on the Van Starkenborgh Canal at Dorkwerd, Netherlands. The Andamento was en route to Brake from Lelystad when it approached the bridge. The master of the Andamento states the barge had a green light to proceed, but the barge struck the bridge was considerable force. The Paddepoelster Bridge partially collapsed with part of the bridge fallen into the waterway. Debris blocked the waterway suspending traffic. The Andamento sustained significant damage to its starboard bow. A nearby house next to the bridge also sustained damage. No reports of injuries.
On July 25, the 110 meter long river cruise ship Amadeus Classic allided with a bridge over the Van Starkenborgh Canal in Aduard, Netherlands. The Amadeus Classic was attempting to pass under the bridge when its rails on the top deck struck the underside of the bridge. The bridge sustained minimal damage, but the rails on the cruise ship were twisted and crushed. No reports of injures or pollution released. Reports state the water level in the canal was 20 centimeters higher than normal levels, but within normal operating conditions.
On April 19, the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Admiral allided with a bridge over the Van Starkenborgh Canal near Groningen, Netherlands. As the tanker-barge passed under the Tafel Bridge, the wheelhouse struck the bridge. The wheelhouse was destroyed, but the master of the Admiral was uninjured. He was able to secure the vessel to the shore after the allision. Authorities were alerted and launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the canal traffic was halted only a few hours during the investigation.