The 158 meter long container ship Sonderborg Strait became disabled in the Kiel Canal near Westerrönfeld, Germany. The Sonderborg Strait had suffered a power blackout after its main engine failed. Authorities stopped traffic on the canal between Audorf and Schülp until tugs could arrive on scene. A few hours later, the Sonderborg Strait was taken undertow by two tugs and proceeded to Brunsbüttel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 35 meter long passenger ferry Ofoten became disabled between Meva and Sørøya, Norway. The Ofoten was en route to Bodø when it’s propeller was fouled by ropes. All the passengers were evacuated to a NSSR lifeboat which transported them to Sørvær. Later,the lifeboat assisted the crew in clearing the propeller. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.