The 51 meter long, 783 gt steam icebreaker Stettin collided with the 188 meter long, 11029 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Finnsky in Rostock, Germany. The Stettin was proceeding out of the port with 180 passengers when strong currents caused the Stettin to strike the stem of the Finnsky. The Stettin sustained a two meter gash in the hull above the waterline. Three persons sustained minor injuries. Both the Finnsky and Stettin berthed in Rostock after the incident. The water police in Rostock has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 140 foot long United States Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay was beset by ice nearby. The Bristol Bay was outside Ashtabula attempting to reach Cleveland to refuel and provision the cutter before heading to help the Anderson. However, the cutter spent several days battling the ice and found itself running low on food. A helicopter was dispatched to drop food to the cutter.
The 234 foot long Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Griffon was requested to assist both vessels. Stationed in Prescott, Ontario, the Griffon was asked to proceed to help free the Bristol Bay and clear a path to Cleveland. Afterwards, the Griffon was to continue to break a path to Conneaut to free the Arthur M. Anderson.
The 77 meter long, 262 dwt icebreaker Kapitan Chadaev went aground on the Dvina River near Arkhangelsk, Russia. The icebreaker remain stuck along the shore and attempted to refloat itself. The Kapitan Chadaev was one of two vessels doing ice-breaking on the Northern Dvina River between Arkhangelsk and Kholmogory. No further details reported.