The 105 meter long river passenger ship Hemingway collided with a barge on the Waal near Deest, Netherlands. The Hemingway had suffered rudder failure when it struck the cement laden barge. No reports of injuries to the 79 passengers or crew on board the Hemingway or those on the barge. The Hemingway was later escorted to a shipyard in Dodewaard by authorities to conduct an investigation into the incident.
The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Julien allided with the bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Julien was en route to Germany with a cargo of coal when it lost its rudder and went adrift. The barge drifted until it crashed into one of the pillars of the bridge. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state that river traffic was not blocked and train traffic over the bridge was allowed, but only at a reduced speed. Authorities have launched a search for the rudder and have started an investigation into the incident.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Helena Tineke struck bottom on the Waal near Beuningen, Netherlands. The Helena Tineke loaded with coal had struck a crib damaging the vessel’s hull. The barge’s pumps could not control the water ingress and the vessel made an emergency stop at Weurt. There local fire rescue assisted in dewatering the Helena Tineke and temporary repairs were made. No reports of injuries or pollution released.