On February 28, the fishing vessel Karen Margrethe L423 allided with the Aggersund Bridge near Aalborg, Denmark. The Karen Margrethe had become trapped in an ice floe and pushed into the bridge. The fishing vessel suffered only minor damage including a broken mast. No reports of injuries as all three crew had abandoned the fishing vessel before the allision. Authorities dispatched a helicopter to the scene. Reports state the Karen Margrethe would be recovered the next day.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Itasca allided with a barrier at a railway bridge on the Hunte River near Elsfleth, Germany. The Itasca was proceeding from Brake with parts for a wind plant went it veered into barrier. Some 25 meters of the barrier was partially destroyed along with several pillings. The Itasca suffered only slight damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Damage was estimated to be over 100,000 Euros. The Itasca proceeded to Oldenburg where the water police detained the vessel. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 146-foot long, 416 ton towboat Mary L with a tow of eleven empty barges was forced to run aground as it approached the Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River causing it to strike one of the piers of the Eureka Highway Bridge. An inspection found no damage to the bridge. The cause of the grounding was due to the high volume of water being discharged from the Barkley Dam. No injuries or damage to the barges.