The 3033 dwt motor vessel Adriatic sank off Ashdod, Israel after being caught in a severe storm. The vessel sent out a distress signal and the crew abandoned ship. The crew of 11 were later rescued by the cargo vessel YM Great. The Adriatic had a cargo of steel bound for Ashdod.
The stern-wheeler Branson Belle went aground at Poverty Point on Table Rock Lake (Missouri River). The showboat was loaded with 750 passengers for a 2 1/2 hour dinner cruise when it encountered strong winds. The vessel was nearing its dock when it grounded. The Coast Guard responded and removed 4 passengers with medical conditions. The remaining passengers and crew onboard were able to exit the vessel the following morning. No reports of damage, injuries or pollution being release.