The 190 meter long, 57023 dwt bulk freighter Almeria stranded in the Kadet Trench between Nykøbing and Rostock. The Almeria was fully loaded and was reported to be hard aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Authorities have dispatched an anti-pollution vessel to remain at the scene. Reports state the vessel will require lightering before it can be refloated. The cause of the grounding was due to human error when a navigation mistake drove the vessel out of the fairway.
The 112 meter long, 8733 dwt freighter Bingo was reported lost off the coast of Sagar, India. The Bingo had departed on October 11 from Haldia with 8,000 tons of iron ore bound for China. The freighter attempted to sail in rough seas resulting from Cyclone Phailin. Reports state the Bingo probably sank when it attempted to turn back towards shelter at Sagar Island. The crew was able to send out a distress call that the vessel had its cargo shift in the rough seas and the Bingo was listed 45 degrees to starboard. The crew was spotted on a liferaft but the raft drifted out of sight. The Indian Coast Guard tried to determine if they had washed ashore or rescued by another vessel. A search and rescue operation has found no trace of the vessel, but found the crew on the liferaft some 25 kilometers off Sagar Island.
The 150 meter long tanker Solero allided with a lock gate to the entrance to the Kiel Canal at Holtenau, Germany. The Solero had suffered an engine failure while mooring and remained stuck in the lock during the night as repairs to the lock could not be made until the following day. The northern lock was reopened to avoid a total closure to traffic. A crane and work boat were brought to the scene to make emergency repairs. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released.