The 89 meter long, 3150 dwt cargo vessel Hekla ran aground on the Kiel Canal near Sehestedt, Germany. The Hekla was headed to Bremen from Gdansk when it suffered a mechanical failure and drifted into the shallows. Traffic was halted on the canal until the Hekla refloated by the help of a tug a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Hekla was towed to Rendsburg for inspection and was allowed to continue its voyage afterwards.
The Karlsruhe police boat No. 5 collided with the 110 meter long, 1808 dwt barge Chemgas 22 in low visibility on the Rhine River near Rheinstrandbad, Germany. The police boat hull was severely damaged and suffered water ingress. The crewmen on board the police boat were rescued by the 33 meter long tug Hekla which was pushing the barge. The disabled and sinking police boat was towed astern of the tug to shallow water where it paritially sank. None of the three crew were injured and no reported injuries on the tug or barge. Pollution was reported as some diesel fuel was released from the police boat. A crane was brought to the scene to salvage the vessel. No reports if the water police issued a fine for the incident.