On August 13, the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Ventrans 2 became disabled on the Rhine near Neuwied, Germany. The Ventrans 2 was headed for Rotterdam from Mannheim when it suffered a power blackout after a technical fault had caused engine failure. The tanker-barge was able to complete an emergency anchoring. Local authorities were alerted and monitored the situation until the crew were able to restart the engine and restore power. The water police escorted the Ventrans 2 to a nearby berth where the crew completed repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.