Storm gust pushed ship aground
In the evening of Aug 3, 2017, the "Mönchgut" ran aground with 37 passengers off Freest. A storm gust with up to 117 km/h had pushed the ship out of the fairway. It was unable to get back with own power. The DGzRS lifeboat "Heinz Orth" was called to assist and pulled the ship back into deeper water. It was able to continue the voyage towards Peenemünde upon Usedom unassisted. There was no threat for passengers nor crew.
Möchsgut aground off Peenemünde
On June 19, 2015, the "Mönchsgut" first got off course and then stuck in the narrow fairway of the Peene. Winds pushed the ship onto the shallow so that it could not refloat with own means, and the lifeboat "Eugen" of the DGzRS Station Greifswalder Oie was called to assist. It managed to pull of the passenger ship within short time. It returned to Peenemünde then. None of the 16 passengers were injured.Upload News