The 40 meter long passenger vessel Insel Hiddensee allided with a quay in Neuendorf, Germany. The Insel Hiddensee was en route to Schaprode from Kloster when it approached the pier at Neuendorf. The vessel began to reverse it’s engines when it suffered a power blackout. Unable to slow down, the Insel Hiddensee struck the quay. The bow sustained several dents and the quay was damaged. Nine of the 130 passengers on board suffered slight injuries. They were later taken ashore with one proceeding to a hospital in Bergen. The remaining passengers were transferred to another ferry. No reports of pollution released. The water police launched an investigation and found the incident was due to a technical fault. The Insel Hiddensee was later taken to Stralsund for repairs.
The 110 meter long self-propelled tanker barge Brienzersee ran aground on the Rhine near St. Goar, Germany. The Brienzersee was headed to Rotterdam from Milligen with 2350 tons of gasoline when it suffered engine failure. The tanker-barge went adrift and the crew attempted an emergency anchoring, but the vessel ran aground blocking traffic. Another barge arrived a short time later and was able to push the Brienzersee out of the fairway keeping the tanker stable until two tugs could arrive. The tugs refloated the Brienzersee and towed the tanker to a nearby port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Brienzersee had its injection pumps damaged on the main engine which caused the power blackout.