The 17 meter long trawler Cap Lizard went aground on the small island of Burhou which is part of theChannel Islands. The master of the Cap Lizard had sent out a mayday call and the lifeboat was able to reach the scene. All the crew on board were rescued with only one man required medical help. The Cap Lizard floated free the next high tide and was towed back to Cherbourg, France. Luckily, there were no reports of pollution being released. Burhou island is a recognized Ramsar site which contains wetlands of international importance.
Two tugs, 44.69 gt C-West and 54.09 gt Full Speed, grounded near Sanchez Mira, Cagayan,Philippines. The C-West was towing the barge Marami while the tug Full Speed was towing the barge Serenity. The convoy of vessels encountered heavy swells which pushed the vessels uncontrollably towards the coast. All the crewmen from both tugs and barges escaped safely. No reports of any of the total 11 men on board were injured. The vessels left Port Irene, Cagayan and were headed to Mariveles, Bataan. An environmental response team has been sent out.
Bystanders watched the fishing vessel Bjerka vessel sink after being struck by the 1725 dwt freighter Feed Tromso while tied up in the port of Andenes, Norway. The Feed Tromso was making a turn in the harbor when it lost steering and “t-bone” the Bjerka. Luckily, there were no crew on board the Bjerka at the time of the accident. A nearby rescue vessel attempted to keep the Bjerka afloat with multiple bilge pumps, but the water ingress was too much. Reports state drug tests were negative for the master of the Feed Tromso.