The 42 meter long passenger ferry Adler Express allided with a quay at Wittdün, Germany. The ferry had departed from Strucklahnungshörn upon Nordstrand and was making a routine stop when it suffered engine failure. The Adler Express was unable to reverse its engines in time before the ferry struck the quay at a speed of 8 knots. Many passengers were thrown off the feet. Reports state 27 passengers were injured with 6 listed as severely injured. Most of the passengers were standing on deck waiting to disembark when the vessel struck the quay. Multiple authorities dispatched vessels, helicopters and ambulances to the scene. Those severely injured were flown to hospitals on the mainland. The ferry suffered significant bow damage which has been estimated to be over 20.000 € . Officials have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 42 meter long, 42 dwt passenger ship Adler Express ran aground near Amrum, Germany. The Adler Express was on its way from Wittdün to Hörnum with 105 passengers when it struck a sandbank during low tide. The passengers were safely shuttled by another passenger vessel to the nearby island of Sylt. No reports of injuries to passengers or crew. The Adler Express was later refloated on the next high tide and proceeded back to its home port. The vessel was undamaged and no pollution was released. A rescue lifeboat from the German Maritime Rescue Service was on scene monitoring the activities.
The high speed passenger ship Adler Express ran aground between the German island of Pellworm and the former island of Nordstrand (which is now a pennisula). None of the crew or the 100 passengers on board were injured. Nearly all the passengers were transferred to another passenger vessel or by the rescue vessel Eiswette. The vessel refloated later the same day with the rising tide. No reports of damage or pollution being released.