Three vessels collided in dense fog passing through the Kiel Canal near Fischerhütte, Germany. The 89 meter long tanker Kösterberg, the 100 meter long cargo vessel Grona Aalsum and the 131 meter long cargo vessel Prince of Seas scraped against each other as the passed in the fog. The Kösterberg was pushed onto pilings along the embankment. Neither of the three vessels sustained any damage. The Kösterberg proceeded to Kiel to be surveyed while the Gorna Aalsum and Prince of Seas arrived in Brunsbüttel to be inspected. All the vessels were allowed to proceed on the voyages a short time later.
The 149 meter long, 17563 dwt tanker MCT Almak collided with the 100 meter long, 4635 dwt container ship ECL Challenger in the Kiel Canal at Fischerhütte, Germany. The two vessels bumped with the sides of their hulls with little to no damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The MCT Almak continued its voyage to Ventspils from Amsterdam while the ECL Challenger continued to Rotterdam from Gydnia.
The 144 meter long, 16613 dwt tanker Sten Baltic went aground on the Kiel Canal near Fischerhutte, Germany. The tanker had lost power after a crewman had disengaged the propulsion system disabling the vessel of its power or steering. The tanker was able to restore power a short time later and proceeded to refloat itself. The Sten Baltic then proceeded to Brunsbüttel where it berthed to be inspected for any damage. The vessel was allowed to continue on its voyage to Amsterdam from Ventspils with its cargo of diesel fuel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.