On April 9, the 135 meter long passenger ship Amaverde collided with another river passenger ship on the Main River near Eltmann, Germany. The Amaverde was on a cruise from Nurnberg to Budapest with 160 passengers. While en route to Bamberg, the Amaverde struck head-on with the other passenger ship while passing under the Eltmanner Road Bridge. Both vessels sustained damage in the bow estimated to be over 10,000 Euros. No pollution released.
The Amaverde proceeded a short distance and evacuated all 160 passengers on board. Passengers were later picked up by coaches. No reports of injuries. Authorities later fined the master of the Amaverde for illegally unloading passengers. Reports state the damage was limited and the Amaverde proceeded on to Bamberg. Passengers had embarked and the vessel continued on its planned voyage to Erlangen.