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.