March 4, 2015 Leave a Comment
The 84 meter long self-propelled barge Zandkreek collided with the 110 meter long self-propelled barge Ben-Gus on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal off Terneuzen, Netherlands. The two vessels struck head-on and sustained significant damage. The Ben-Gus had damage to its fuel tank releases fuel oil. Authorities responded and placed booms around the vessel to contain any pollution released. The Zandkreek was allowed to continue on its voyage to Antwerp. Reports state both vessels will proceed to a shipyard for repairs. Authorities stated there was a lack of communication between the two barges which lead to the collision. No reports of injuries.