The 100 meter long self-propelled barge Duernstein grounded onto a sunken wreck on the Danube River near Regelsbrunn, Austria. The Duernstein with an attached barge struck a vessel than sank in November 2010. Authorities have stated the wreck was to be dismantled in January 2012 as it poses a risk to navigation. Initially, the sunken vessel was to be raised, but it will be cut into several sections. The Duernstein will be salvaged when the river level rises to allow the vessel to pull free without risk of puncturing the hull. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The location of the wreck is in the Danube-Auen National Park.
The 80 meter long, 2000 dwt freighter Sunmore became disabled off Bodo, Norway. The freighter had suffered engine failure and began to drift towards shore. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched a rescue boat to the scene. The rescue boat took the Sunmore under tow and proceeded safely to Bodo. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 56 meter long, 150 dwt ferry Tustna went aground near the Sandvika ferry terminal, Norway. The Tustna was proceeding from Edøya to Smøla with a single passenger and vehicle when it went aground. The ferry was able to refloat itself and continue to the terminal. Divers discovered a small dent while doing an inspection. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.