On April 22, the 100 meter long, 2779 dwt car carrier City Of Amsterdam collided with the 151 meter long, 13000 dwt container ship Conmar Bay on the Kiel Canal near Breiholz, Germany. The City Of Amsterdam was headed west from Gdansk while the Conmar Bay was headed east from Rotterdam for Helsinki. At the 48 kilometer mark, the City Of Amsterdam had stopped to allow the Conmar Bay to pass, but the car carrier drifted into the passing container ship. The two vessels bumped with the City Of Amsterdam sustained a 50 meter long gash along its hull some 15 meter above the waterline. The Conmar Bay sustained damaged just to several containers on its port side.
The Conmar Bay proceeded on to Kiel. The City Of Amsterdam proceeded to Rendsburg escorted by a tug. The water police initial investigation and found that strong winds had caused the collision. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released.