The fishing vessel Seeadler became disabled a mile north of Warnemünde, Germany. The master of the Seeadler contacted the DGzRS stating the trawler had suffered engine failure after an oil hose had burst. The DGzRS dispatched the lifeboat Arkona to the scene. The Arkona took the Seeadler under tow and proceeded to Rostock. No reports of injuries to the 14 persons on board and no pollution was released.
On August 19, the 24 meter long passenger ship Markgrafenheide became disabled while in the Warnemünde Sea Canal. The Markgrafenheide had suffered engine failure and had gone adrift. The crew requested assistance with the DGzRS lifeboat Arkona responding. The lifeboat arrived a short time later and pulled the Markgrafenheide into the narrow old port. No reports of injuries to 28 persons on board, damage or pollution released.
The 54 meter long, 812 dwt support vessel Wind Express collided with the 200 meter long, 7520 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Mecklenburg-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.