The 43-foot tug boat Richardson’s Bay was lost off the shores of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. The tug had left for Pacifica to retrieve a lost skiff when vessel began to capsize. The crew was able to make a distress call to the Coast Guard before the 2 crewmen abandoned the tug. One man was able to grab a life ring while the other was able to reach an inflatable boat. The man in the life ring was later rescued by the Coast Guard. He was being treated for hypothermia and shock at a nearby hospital. The other man is still missing. The inflatable raft was discovered washed ashore, but no signs of the missing man. The Coast Guard called off the search the next day.
An unnamed tug allided with the Taylor-Southgate Bridge on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio. Reports state the bridge was closed to traffic for 90 minutes while the Coast Guard did an inspection. The bridge was later reopened. No reports on damage to the tugboat, but no one was injured in the incident.
The 10,600 dwt coaster boxship Philipp, formerly the Beluga Meditation, collided with the 17 meter long fishing vessel Lynn Marie off the Isle of Man. While there was little damage to the Philipp, the Lynn Marie suffered water ingress from damage to the port side of the bow. The crew of the Lynn Marie sent out a distress call to the Liverpool Coast Guard which sent out a lifeboat and cutter to the ailing fishing vessel. The rescue vessel provided additional pumps which brought the water ingress under control. The lifeboat took the Lynn Marie under tow back to the harbour at Port St. Mary. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.