On July 30, the 13 meter long passenger ship Hansestadt Stralsund ran aground in the Baltic Sea near Hiddensee, Germany. The vessel was caught in stormy seas and blown into shallow waters. The vessel requested assistance with a DGzRS lifeboat responding. The lifeboat was able to pull the Hansestadt Stralsund free and towed the passenger ship to Neuendorf upon Hiddensee. No reports of injuries. The vessel will undergo surveys for damage.