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 85 meter long, 3800 dwt cargo vessel Abis Bergen ran aground just outside the port of Rostock, Germany. The Abis Bergen was proceeding out the port when a navigation error caused the vessel to run aground blocking traffic into the vessel. The water police arrived on scene and found the master of the vessel under the influence of alcohol. The Abis Bergen was later refloated and towed away by a tug.
The 85 meter long, 4101 dwt cement carrier Cembalo caught fire while berthed at Rostock, Germany. The fire started in the second officer’s cabin and quickly spread into the superstructure. The crew along with the local fire brigade were able to extinguish the blaze after a few hours. Another fire reignited on the deck a short time later, but was quickly extinguished. No injuries to the 13 crew or pollution released.