The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Coburg collided with the 48 meter long passenger ship Renate in the Gordnsdorf Lock on the Main-Danube Canal at Kelheim, Germany. The Cobug, loaded with 940 tonnes of fertilizer, struck the stern of the Renate. One of the 291 passengers on board the Renate was injured and taken to hospital in Kelheim for treatment. The Renate suffered some damage to its stern and had several divers inspect the hull before it was allow to continue with its voyage. The Coburg had only slight damage and continued its voyage from Regensburg to Nuremberg. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 120 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Kvitbjørn ran aground off Skeide, Norway. The Kvitbjørn was en route to Ulsteinvik from Bergen when it struck a reef. The NSSR lifeboat was requested and attempted to pull the Kvitbjørn free, but without any success. A tug was requested and was able to refloat the Kvitbjørn on the rising tide. No reports of injuries to the 15 persons on board, damage or pollution released. The Kvitbjørn proceeded to a nearby yard for inspection. Reports state the cause of the grounding was due to a technical fault.