The 83 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Marina had a head-on collision with another self-propelled barge allided with pilings on the Mittelland Canal near Kalkriese, Germany. The helmsman had lost control of the vessel after suffering a health problem. The Marina veered and struck the other vessel before alliding with a piling. Both vessels suffered damage with some oil pollution allowed to leak out into the canal. The helmsman was taken to hospital suffering several injuries. Reports state the damage will be over several thousands of euros.
The 200 meter long, 37384 dwt bulk freighter Pochard became disabled after suffering engine failure while proceeding along the Kiel Canal. The crew were unable to restart the engine and requested a tow to Kiel, Germany. At Kiel, the engine was fixed and the vessel resume its voyage to St. Petersburg, Russia from Dunkerque. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.