The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Walhalla ran aground on the River Main near Würzburg, Germany. The Walhalla was en route to Neuss from Würzburg when the vessel made a navigation error while passing under a bridge. Taking the wrong path, the Walhalla ran aground in shallow water. Authorities were alerted and found the Walhalla had sustained no damage. A workboat was requested and was able to release the Walhalla later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On September 13, the 110 meter long river passenger ship Avalon Luminary allided with a restaraunt on the River Main in Würzburg, Germany. The Avalon Luminary had departed from the quay in Marienberg with 187 passengers and 51 crew when it hit the floating restaurant Mainkuh. The 60 people on board the Mainkuh ran up on deck fearing the vessel was about to sink, but the restaurant had not suffered any significant damage. The Avalon Luminary on sustained minor scratches. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Avalon Luminary was allowed to continue its journey to Amsterdam.