The 31 meter long supply vessel World Calima caught fire off a wind farm near Heligoland, Germany. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly disabled the vessel. The crew shut off the engine room and used the CO2 fire suppressant to extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries to 5 crew on board.
Authorities were alerted to the disabled World Calima who dispatched a DGzRS lifeboat assisted by other Naval vessels. The lifeboat towed the disabled World Calima to port. No reports of pollution released.
The 28 meter long passenger ship Jessica ran aground on the Peenestrom, Germany. The vessel was on a cruise with 31 passengers and 2 crew when it suffered a mechanical fault and drifted aground. The vessel alerted authorities who dispatched a DGzRS lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat was able to refloat the Jessica and towed the Jessica to Kalshagen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
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.