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.
The 82 meter long cargo vessel Mosvik became disabled just outside the Kiel Canal near Holtenau, Germany. The Mosvik was headed to Creeksea from Riga with a cargo of plywood when it lost stability. The Mosvik heeled over to 30 degrees to port and threaten to capsize. The 12 crew on board sent out a distress call and attempted to right the cargo vessel by dropping part of deckload of plywood.
Multiple tugs along with patrol vessels, DGzRS lifeboat and a crane vessel arrived on scene. While some vessels attempted to recover the deck cargo, others assisted the Mosvik crew in stabilizing the vessel. Traffic was halted on the canal until the cargo was recovered. The operation lasted 6 hours before all the cargo was secured. The Mosvik was later escorted by a tug to Kiel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.