The 146-foot long, 416 ton towboat Mary L with a tow of eleven empty barges was forced to run aground as it approached the Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River causing it to strike one of the piers of the Eureka Highway Bridge. An inspection found no damage to the bridge. The cause of the grounding was due to the high volume of water being discharged from the Barkley Dam. No injuries or damage to the barges.
The 52,000 dwt boxship ZIM Shekou ran aground in the Suez Canal near the 43km mark after the vessel suffered an engine failure. The boxship blocked traffic on the Suez Canal for 3 hours until the ZIM Shekou could be refloated. Reports state there were no injuries or pollution released.
The 2900 dwt freighter Eems Transporter went ashore near the Port of Diafani Karpathos, Karpathos Island, Greece. The Eems Transporter was loaded with a cargo of 2563 metric tons of steel from Turkey bound for France. No pollution has been observed, but the local port authority has placed personnel available to contain any pollution releases if necessary . The Coast Guard reports that all 6 crew are in good shape. No reports on plans to refloat the vessel.