The 58 meter long ferry Monnik went aground on a sandbank near Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands. The ferry had some 100 to 150 passengers on board when a strong wind and tide kept the Monnik firmly on the sandbank for eight hours. Two lifeboats from the KNRM were able to pull the ferry free. The Monnik continued under its own power to the island. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution.
The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Tauber loaded with a cargo of sand went aground on the Rhine River near Niederkassel-Lülsdorf, Germany. The Tuaber suffered damage to its hull and had water ingress. The master of the barge was able to keep the vessel afloat until he could dock at the Evonik Works. Local firefighters arrived on the scene and assisted in pumping water from the Tauber while repairs could be made. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. More info at general-anzeiger-bonn.de