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 54 meter long, 812 dwt support vessel Wind Express collided with the 200 meter long, 7520 dwt ro-ro passenger ferryMecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Baltic Sea off Warnemunde, Germany. The Wind Express had become disabled after suffering steering failure and struck the ferry. The Wind Express sustained a dent while the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern suffered some scratches. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 200 meter long, 7800 dwt ro-roferry Mecklenburg-Vorpommern allided with a quay at Rostock, Germany. The ferry had lost power after an engine failure causing the allision. A tug was requested and proceeded to help moor the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern back to dock. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. All passengers and vehicles were safely unloaded. The ferry was pulled from service to allow an inspection of the vessel.