The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Kapstadt ran aground on the Elbe near Geesthacht, Germany. The Kapstadt was proceeding in ballast when a navigation error drove the barge on to a submerged groyne. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the barge will attempt to refloat itself on the following high tide.
The 79 meter long, 1061 dwt cargo vessel Frem Nordica suffered a leak on the Elbe near Cuxhaven while en route to Aarhus from Ijmuiden. The vessel had sustained water ingress in the bow thruster compartment. Pumps were unable to control the flooding causing the Frem Nordica to be down by the bow. The master of the vessel requested assistance. A pilot arrived and help guide the cargo vessel entering Cuxhaven. Reports state the Frem Nordica was able to berth a short time later. A support vessel arrived and started pumping water out from the hull. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 118 meter long container ship Hanni ran aground on the Elbe near Mühlenberger Hole, Germany. The Hanni departed Hamburg for Bremerhaven and was heading to the North Sea when it suffered engine failure while between Blankenese and Finkenwerder. The Hanni drifted before running aground near the south shore.
A tug was dispatched and was unable to refloat the boxship. A second attempt failed to free the Hanni even with an additional tug and the rising tide. The Hanni was finally freed 12 hours later with four tugs. The Hanni proceeded to Hamburg. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.