The 108 meter long self-propelled barge Marjo R ran aground on the Rhine under the Rheinknie Bridge in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Marjo R was proceeding with 2200 tons of plaster when it stranded under the bridge. The vessel requested assistance from the water police, but another barge refloated the Marjo R later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 347 meter long, 110387 dwt container ship Susan Maersk and the 300 meter long, 208086 dwt bulk carrier Margret Oldendorff ran aground on the Suez Canal near the 94 kilometer mark. Both vessels were proceeding northbound in dense fog when both vessels grounded onto a sandbank. The Susan Maersk was undamaged, but the Margret Oldendorff was holed above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution on either vessel. Both vessels were able to be refloated a short time later and continue on their voyage. Traffic on the canal was halted for several hours. The Susan Maersk was en route to Barcelona from Tanjung Pelepas. The Margret Oldendorff was travelling from Richards Bay, South Africa.