The 114 meter long, 6000 dwt freighter Gerhard G allided with a light pole on the Trave River near Travemünde, Germany. The vessel was en route from Luebeck to Kaliningrad when it struck the no. 9 light pole. The Gerhard G suffered only minor damage, but the light pole sustained 15,000 € in damages. Reports state the vessel lost control when switching between automatic to manual mode. No reports of injuries to the nine crew or the pilot on board. The water police are conducting an investigation into the incident.