The 67 meter long, 851 dwt inland freighter Marcelina allided with the pier in the port of Hamburg, Germany. The Marcelina had been detained by strong winds in the area, when the vessel rammed against the quay wall. The result was severe damage to the Marcelina’s bow including a hole below the water line. The vessel began to fill with water. The Marcelina contacted local authorities who were able to bring the flooding under control. The water police is conducting an investigation into the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
Photos of the incident at http://www.nonstopnews.de/galerie/13717