The 164 meter long, 12562 dwt vehicle carrier Asian Breeze ran aground in the Kiel Canal off Brunsbüttel, Germany. The car carrier had been caught by a strong wind gust and pushed against the jetty. The Asian Breeze finally struck bottom off the jetty. No reports of injuries or pollution released. A tug was dispatched and freed the vessel later the same day. The Asian Breeze was later to continue on its voyage to Zeebrugge.