The 130 meter long, 8166 dwt container ship Sophia allided the lock wall in the Kiel Canal in Kiel-Holtenau, Germany. The boxship had veered off course upon entering the lock and struck the lock wall. The stern of the Sophia scraped along several meters of the wall causing a fender to be torn off along of minor damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The water police detained the Sophia while it conducted an investigation into the incident. Reports state the vessel was allowed to continue on its voyage later the same night and arrived in Hamburg the following day.
The 30 meter long two-masted schooner Angelina Catherina caught fire while off Kiel Holtenau, Germany. The fire started in the engine room, but was quickly contained from spreading to other parts of the ship by the crew. The crew activated the onboard automatic extinguishing system and requested assistance from the water police. The DGzRS lifeboat Berlin responded with members of the local fire brigade to the scene. Additional lifeboats and police patrol boats arrived on scene. The vessels berthed at quay in Kiel Holtenau and the fire was finally extinguished a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.