The fishing vessel Seeadler became disabled a mile north of Warnemünde, Germany. The master of the Seeadler contacted the DGzRS stating the trawler had suffered engine failure after an oil hose had burst. The DGzRS dispatched the lifeboat Arkona to the scene. The Arkona took the Seeadler under tow and proceeded to Rostock. No reports of injuries to the 14 persons on board and no pollution was released.
On August 19, the 24 meter long passenger ship Markgrafenheide became disabled while in the Warnemünde Sea Canal. The Markgrafenheide had suffered engine failure and had gone adrift. The crew requested assistance with the DGzRS lifeboat Arkona responding. The lifeboat arrived a short time later and pulled the Markgrafenheide into the narrow old port. No reports of injuries to 28 persons on board, damage or pollution released.