The 145 meter long, 19508 dwt chemical tanker Jo Kiri caught fire near Eagle Point while in the Houston Ship Canal. The crew spotted smoke coming from the engine room. The blaze quickly engulfed the compartment disabling the engines. The crew requested assistance as the tanker blocked traffic on the canal. The Coast Guard responded and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after an hour. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Jo Kiri was later towed to a nearby terminal for inspection and survey for damage.
The 88 meter long, 2800 dwt cargo vessel Daan allided with the lock gate while exiting the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Daan was proceeding through the lock when it suffered engine failure and could not reverse before it struck the lock gate. The Daan sustained bow damage with the bulwark partially torn off while the lock gate was left deformed. No reports of pollution released. The Daan was reported moored at Brunsbüttel. On December 3, the Daan lost a crewman while en route to St. Malo from Szczecin. The vessel had a hatch strike a crewman standing on deck who later died from the injury.