The 151 meter long, 10600 dwt container ship Nordic Bremen collided with the 139 meter long, Brandenburg class frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Kiel Canal near Shulp, Germany. The two vessels were passing in the canal when strong gust of wind caused the vessels to strike head-on. The Nordic Bremen suffered breaches in the bow and the frigate sustained multiple hull breaches in the bow above the waterline. No reports of injuries on either vessel.
The Nordic Bremen was able to proceed to Kiel under its own power. There it will be detained while authorities conduct an investigation. The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was escorted by three tugs to Brunsbuettel. Reports state both vessels with need repairs before they can resume operations.
The frigate INS Talwar collided with a fishing vessel near Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. The naval warship sliced into the unlit trawler during the night. The INS Talwar was undamaged, but the fishing trawler quickly sank sending the 27 crew on board into the water. All 27 crewmen were later rescued by the INS Talwar. Four suffered injuries and received medical attention. Reports state the fishing trawler had been operating without lights and was not visible in the dark.
On November 19, the 89 meter long German frigate ErFurt allided with a jetty at an ammunition depot near Laboe, Germany. The ErFurt suffered damage to its bow section, but was able to proceed under its own power to Kiel. There the vessel was to be surveyed for damage before it goes into a shipyard for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.