The 110 meter long tanker St. Rita allided with the Östricher Bridge on the Weser–Datteln Canal at Dorsten, Germany. The tanker lost control in bad weather and struck a bulkhead. The St. Rita hull suffered a five meter tear along its hull allowing the cargo of diesel fuel to spill out. The tanker was moored along the shore and local fire fighters were contacted. However, the conditions prevented the remaining fuel to be removed off the St. Rita. The St. Rita was moved later to Hünxe where it could make repairs. No reports of injuries. No details were reported to the amount of diesel fuel released or pollution recovery plans.