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.