The 110 meter long self-propelled barge La Mattanza went aground under the Ijssel Bridge at Zutphen, Netherlands. The barge was proceeding under the bridge with a heavy load of stones when it grounded. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The La Mattanza was later refloated later the same day aided by another barge. Reports state the cause of the grounding was due to the low water level at the time.
The 110 meter long self-propelled tanker barge Ben allided with a bridge on the Ijssel near Zutphen, Netherlands. The Ben was passing underneath a railway bridge when it’s wheelhouse struck the bridge. The wheelhouse was destroyed and the bridge suffered some damage. Rail traffic was halted on the bridge was halted until further inspection could be made. The master of the vessel suffered minor injuries while no pollution was released. The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Kaiserberg collided with the self-propelled barge Anna on the IJssel near Zutphen, Netherlands. The Kaiserberg had become disabled due to a power failure and drifted onto the right river bank. The current pulled the Kaiserberg perpendicular swinging the vessel into the path of the Anna. The Kaiserberg suffered damage to its stern while the Anna suffered damage to its bow. No reports of injuries on either vessel. Traffic was blocked on the IJssel for a short period until tugs were requested to refloat the Kaiserberg and tow it to Eefde. The Kaisenberg was loaded with 1200 tons of feed while the Anna was loaded with salt at the time of the collision.