The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Nina struck the Oude Ijssel bridge at Zutphen, Netherlands. When the barge went under the bridge, the wheelhouse struck the underside of the railroad bridge. The Nina’s wheelhouse was torn off disabling the vessel. Train traffic was halted until the bridge could be inspected for damage. Reports state the bridge was surveyed and train traffic continued an hour later. The Nina was taken to a quay in Eefde for further inspection. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the cause of the allision was due to a mechanical fault in the hydraulic system which controlled the wheelhouse height.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Tokaj 2 allided with a railroad bridge over IJssel River near Zutphen, Netherlands. The wheelhouse of the Tokaj 2 was torn off, but no one was injured in the incident. Rail traffic was halted while the bridge until it was inspected. No reports of damage to the bridge or pollution released.
The 110 meter long passenger ship Britannia suffered water ingress on the Ijssel while berthed near Zutphen, Netherlands. The Britannia was en route to Cologne from Deventer with 154 passengers when a leak was discovered in the stern portion of the vessel. The local fire brigade was requested as the vessel was unable to control the water ingress. Passengers and crew were evacuated to a nearby hotels No reports of injuries. Some 80 men including local fire and police, arrived on scene with multiple dewatering pumps. Several hours later, the pumps were able to bring the flooding under control. Booms were placed around the vessel to contain any pollution released.
Reports state the vessel’s hull had cracked which was around one meter wide. The passenger ship may have struck bottom as the water level at Zutphen was low or the vessel struck something floating in the water. Divers were requested to examine the vessel and placed a temporary wooden patch on the hull. The Britannia will be towed to a shipyard for repairs and allow for further investigation by authorities.