The 135 meter long passenger ship Viking Odin ran aground on the Main River. The Viking Odin had departed from Aschaffenburg with 40 passengers when it suffered an electrical fault causing a power blackout. The river cruise ship lost steering, swung perpendicular by the wind and ran onto the embankment near Pompejanum. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The Viking Odin was able to restart the engine and authorities ordered the vessel to return back to Aschaffenburg. As the vessel made a turn, it suffered a second blackout and ran aground again. After the second incident, the vessel was towed to the berth in Aschaffenburg. Divers were requested to inspect the hull. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.