The 295 meter long, 6657 dwt container ship London Express became disabled while on the Elbe River near Blankenese. The vessel had suffered engine failure after a malfunction with the lubrication. The crew slowed down the vessel and dropped anchor. The London Express requested assistance and was taken under tow by three tugs. The vessels proceeded to Finkenwerder where it was moored. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The vessel was later taken the next day to a nearby quay for repairs.
The 140 meter long, 6970 dwt freighter Mir Jalal Pashayev became disabled on the Bosporus near Üsküdar, Turkey. The freighter had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The crew was able to stop the vessel before it went aground by dropping anchor. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatch a tug to the scene. The Mir Jalal Pashayev was taken under tow to Yenikapi for repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Mir Jalal Pashayev had been en route to Taganrok from Istanbul.