The 67 meter long, 1321 dwt cargo vessel Nyfjell ran aground off Risøya, Norway. The Nyfjell was en route to Nordfjordeid with a cargo of gravel from Floro when it went aground. No reports of injuries to the five crew on board. Two tugboats were dispatched to the scene to help refloat the vessel.The tug boats were able refloat the vessel and tow the Nyfjell to Måløy. An inspection found the Nyfjell sustained some damage and had water ingress in the engine room, but the flooding could be controlled with pumps.
The 112 meter long, 6334 dwt cargo vessel Emsmoon allided with the bridge over the Ems river at Weener, Germany. The Emsmoon had departed from Papenburg when it struck 335 meter long bascule railway bridge. The bow of the Emsmoon struck the closed center span and almost completely destroyed the span. The Emsmoon sustained dents and scratches, but there was no injuries or pollution released. The Emsmoon returned to Papenburg for inspection. Authorities reported that the cause of the allision was not due to a technical fault.
A floating crane will be used to remove the destroyed span. Traffic will be limited to self-propelled barges until the span can be removed. Cargo vessels upstream of the bridge will be unable leave as well. Reports state repairing the bridge may take years to complete.