On April 2, the 90 meter long, 4500 dwt cargo vessel Ronja allided with the northern lock on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Ronja was en route to Sczcecin from Figueira da Foz when it struck the lock gate. The vessel was detained by the water police at Brunsbüttel for an hour until it was allowed to continue on its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 155 meter long, 13520 dwt container ship Containerships VI allided with lock wall in the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The vessel was proceeding through the southern lock when strong winds caused the port stern to strike the middle wall in the lock. The Containerships VI sustained minimal damage and was allowed to continue on its voyage from Rotterdam to Helsinki. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On September 11, the 56 meter long ferry St. Johannes allided with lock to the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The ferry had entered the old lock at Brunsbüttel when it struck a railing damaging some 5 meters of its length. The St. Johannes was undamaged and there were no injuries.