The 148 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Af Francesca caught fire off the Apulian Coast near Bari, Italy. The ferry was proceeding from Bari to Durres, Albania with 203 passengers and 53 crew when a fire broke out in the engine room. The crew was able to put the blaze out a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The fire disabled the vessel and tugs were requested. A tug arrived and towed the Af Francesca to Bari. All passengers safely departed and were transferred to other vessels. Authorities launched an investigation into the incident.
On May 11, the 40 meter long passenger ship Schaprode allided with a moored fire boat off the Ippen Quay in Stralsund, Germany. Both vessels sustained damage above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police launch an investigation into the incident and the Schaprode was allowed to continue its voyage to Zingst.
On May 11, the 158 meter long container ship E. R. Tallinn allided with the lock wall in the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The boxship sustained damage to its bow along its port side. The E. R. Tallinn proceeded on to Kiel where it berthed for repairs. The following day the vessel continue on its voyage to Gdynia from Rotterdam. No reports of injuries or pollution released.