The 46 meter long, 98 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Spiekeroog 4 ran aground at the harbour entrance to Neuharlingersiel, Germany. The ferry was en route to Neuharlingersiel from Spiekeroog with 140 passengers when it became stuck just outside the island port. The Skiekeroog 4 requested assistance with the DGzRS lifeboat from Neuharlingersiel responding. The lifeboat tried to free the ro-ro ferry, but the Skiekeroog 4 would not budge. The ferry would remain stuck for another 7 hours until the rising tide allowed the Skiekeroog 4 to break free and berth in Neuharlingersiel. Passengers were offered free meals during the delay. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state authorities will conduct a survey for any new sandbars in the area.
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.