The 31 meter long passenger ship Flinthörn ran aground between Bensersiel and Langeoog, Germany. The Flinthörn was headed to Langeoog with 127 passengers when it stranded on a sandbank. The crew alerted the DGzRS which dispatched multiple lifeboats to the scene. Assisted by custom and police boats, the lifeboats were able to evacuate all 127 passengers as the tide receded. The crew remained on board as the Flinthörn sat high and dry with just a slight list to starboard. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Flinthörn was later refloated on the rising tide and proceeded to Langeoog.
The 241 meter long, 44,585 dwt container ship Gang Tai Tai Zhou ran ashore on the southern end of Kinmen Island, Taiwan. The Gang Tai Tai Zhou had been at anchor attempting to ride out typhoon Meranti, but the strong winds and heavy seas caused the anchor to drag. Unable to stop the drifting, the boxship was blown hard aground onto the rocks off Kinmen Island. The Gang Tai Tai Zhou sustained severe hull damage with multiple breaches below the waterline including several fuel tanks. No reports of injuries. Authorities placed boom around the container ship, but some heavy fuel oil had already washed ashore.
The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Rhenus Duisburg collided with the self-propelled tanker Eiltank 66 on the Wesel-Datteln Canal near the locks at Friedrichsfeld, Germany. The two ships were approaching each other when a navigational mistake caused both vessels to collide head-on. Both vessels sustained bow damage and water ingress. The local fire brigade arrived on scene and provided de-watering pumps to keep both vessels afloat. Traffic was halted on the canal as several hours of salvage work was completed on both barges. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police launched an investigation into the incident. The Rhenus Duisburg was headed to Voerde from Dorsten while the Eiltank 66 had departed from Voerda. Damage was reported to be over 100,000 €.