The 110 meter long passenger ship River Queen allided with a lock gate on the Main-Donau canal at Nürnberg, Germany. The River Queen was en route to Bamberg when it passed through the lock. The vessel’s wheelhouse had not been lowered enough to allow the vessel pass through the lock gate. The River Queen had its wheelhouse crushed. Damage to the lock gate was minor, but estimates to the River Queen was over 100,000 Euros. The River Queen was towed to a nearby quay where repairs could be made. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police has launched an investigation.
The 172 meter long self-propelled barge Rhenus Hanau went aground on the Rhine River near Wesel, Germany. The Rhenus Hanau was carrying 5000 tons of coal from Amsterdam to Duisburg when it grounded near Wesel bridge. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The barge remained aground until part of the coal cargo could be lightered. Reports state the water police have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 86 meter long, 790 dwt ro-ro ferry Marstein went aground off Tobbe Holmane near Husavik, Norway. The ferry was en route from Sandvikvåg with seven passengers and six crew grounded just outside Husavik. No reports of injuries. The passengers were transferred to another vessel and taken to Husavik. The Marstein was later refloated and proceeded to Husavik. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. The cause of the grounding was not reported.