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Missing man found on board after hours of search
Rescue forces were busy for more than two hours on Oct 19, 2016, to find a missing crew member of the "Lierdam" who was allegedly beaten overboard. The man finally was eventually found safe and sound aboard the barge after a helicopter and an airplane of the Coast Guard had scoured the water for hours, being supported by KNRM boats from Neeltje Jans and Hansweert on the busy shipping lane off the coast of Stavenisse. It was not yet clear why the skipper could not find the man who was in good health on board.
Fire in engine room soon contained
In the midday hours of Dec 6, 2015, the "Lierdam", 1470 ts (EU-No.: 06002769) caught fire on the Leie in Wielsbeke. The ship was docked at the container terminal when the fire broke out in the engine room. The rescue Service Fluvia was soon able to bring the fire under control which probably originated in an electrical switchboard. Dutch report with photo: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20151206_02007093Upload News