The 52 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Friesland allided with the dock at Harlingen, Netherlands. The Friesland was doing a turning maneouver when a strong gust of wind caused the ferry to strike the pier. No injuries or pollution released. An inspection found the Friesland and the dock sustained damage, but the ferry was allowed to continue on its voyage to Terchelling.
The 100 meter long self-propelled barge Kamperzand allided with power lines over the Rhine Herne Canal near Heil, Germany. The Kamperzand was en route to Heil from Lünen with a cargo of coal when the barge’s crane struck the power lines. The crane was torn off the deck while the power lines came down. Reports state there was a power outage in the towns of Rünthe, Oberaden, and Heil. Local fire brigade was called to remote the damaged lines. No reports of injuries. Reports state the crew on the Kamperzand had raised the crane to haul a vehicle on board causing the incident.
The 163 meter long, ro-ro cargo vessel Finnkraft caught fire near Helsinki, Finland. The fire started in a heating system on a stairwell in the bow section. The fire spewed toxic smoke spreading to several decks. The crew quickly responded and was able to bring the fire under control and later assisted by the local fire brigade in extinguishing the blaze. The smoke was then later ventilated from the areas impacted. No reports of injuries.