The 23 meter long, 180 tonne towboat Gisela and a barge allided on the Danube near Regensburg, Germany. The Gisela was pushing a barge loaded with gravel when it struck a pillar of a stone bridge causing a 15 centimeter crack along the hull plating. The vessel suffered water ingress and the vessel requested assistance. The water police and fire brigade arrived on scene. A boom was placed around the vessels to contain any pollution while additional pumps to keep the flooding under control. Divers were requested and reports state a patch was to seal the leak before the Gisela could proceed. No reports of injuries and traffic on the Danube was not restricted. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
On May 29, the 47 meter long, 572 dwt fishing vessel Kapitan Varganov became disabled on the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia. The Kapitan Varganov had suffered a mechanical breakdown and went adrift while en route to Murmansk with its cargo of 160 tons of prawns. The vessel requested assistance with a salvage tug responding to the scene. The tug towed the Kapitan Varganov to Murmansk arriving the next day. No reports of injuries to the 23 crew, damage or pollution released.