The Russian Navy Auxiliary tug MB-58 went aground on the Volga-Caspian Sea Canal near the 125 kilometer mark. Traffic on the canal was stopped until the MB-58 was able to refloat itself. The tug continued under its own power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 237 meter long, 47121 dwt container vessel MSC Nederland collided with the 245 meter long, 101970 dwt chemical tanker Elka Apollon on the Houston Ship Channel near light 75. The collision sent three containers off the Nederland onto the deck of the tanker. One container containing tractor equipment has leaked hydraulic oil onto the deck of the Elka Apollon. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
Three vessels suffered an allision while tranversing the northern lock on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbuettel. The 14200 dwt container vessel struck the construction first. Neither the lock or the vessel suffered any damage. Next the 89 meter long, 3714 dwt freighter Nordgard hit the construction works. The Nordgard and the lock was undamaged. Finally, the 140 meter long, 11023 dwt container ship Hanse Courage missed the construction and struck the gate. The Hanse Courage had minimal damage, but the lock gate was damaged. No reports of injuries or pollution being released in all three incidents.