The 110 meter long, 6900 dwt freighter Pitztal allided with a lock in the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Pitztal was entering the lock when it struck the lock gate. Both the vessel and the lock gate suffered slight damage. The Pitztal was allowed to continue to Kiel where it was inspected. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Pitztal was en route to St. Petersburg from Rotterdam.
The 82 meter long, 1900 dwt freighter FB Glory allided with a moored barge at Papenburg, Germany. The FB Glory was departing from Papenburg when it suffered engine failure while moving astern. The freighter drifted into it struck a barge moored alongside the quay. Both vessels suffered only slight damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police launched an investigation into the incident. The FB Glory was allowed to proceed on its voyage to Cuxhaven.