The 33 meter long, 47 dwt ferry Heikendorf ran aground near Kiel, Germany. The ferry was approaching a pier at Friedrichsort when it suffered a technical fault allowing the vessel to run aground onto a sandbar. The 75 passengers on board were transferred to another ferry. A tug was able to refloat the Heikendorf and towed it to Kiel to be inspected. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.