The 160 meter long self-propelled barge Trias Obelix ran aground on the Waal River near Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Trias Obelix had struck bottom to the low water level of the river. When the vessel attempted to free itself, the river current pulled the barge perpendicular to the river. The crew was able to drop anchor and turn the vessel around . No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 32 meter long passenger vessel Pannenkoekenboot 3 collided with a tanker-barge on the Waal River off Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Pannenkoekenboot 3 was on a river cruise loaded with 50 passengers when it suffered engine failure. The vessel became unmanageable and was headed to collide into a passing tanker-barge loaded with gas. The master of the Pannenkoekenboot 3 reacted quickly and used the vessel’s bow thruster to avoid a serious collision . The passenger ship did graze against the tanker-barge, but no reports of injuries on either vessel. Reports state hull damage was minor on both vessels. The tanker-barge was able to proceed on its voyage. The Pannenkoekenboot 3 was later towed to Nijmegen. No pollution was released.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Asana ran aground on the Waal River near Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Asana had its bow strike bottom while passing under the Waal Bridge. No injuries, damage or pollution released. Another self-propelled barge Amara came to the assistance of the Asana. The Amara was able to pull the Asana free. Both vessels were able to proceed on their voyages.