The 3774 dwt freighter Vectis Isle ran aground off the island of Kefallos, Greece. The Vectis Isle was able to refloat itself the same day. No report of damage or pollution being released. The freighter proceeded to Amfilochia with a tug escort. The vessel will be detained until it can be inspected. The Vectis Isle was scheduled to sail from the Ionian Sea for Amfilochia, Greece.
The 225-foot long, 1309 dwt motor vessel Arco Dee allided with the harbour walls at Littlehampton, England. The vessel had been blown off course by strong winds as it entered the harbour causing it to strike the harbour walls. Both the Arco Dee and concrete wall suffered minor damage. No one was injured. The Arco Dee was entering the harbour for routine maintenance. Officals stated that limits were placed for entry to the harbour in weather with strong winds especially those who are sailing in ballast only.
The 4,739 dwt bunker tanker Gazpromneft Nord struck the moored 289 meter long, 113,000 gt cruise ship Emerald Princess at Berth 6 of the harbour of St. Petersburg, Russia. The tanker cause damage to the starboard side of the Emerald Princess with 2 lifeboats damaged, davits, a life raft, and a workboat fell overboard. The Gazpromneft Nord suffered dents to the hull. No injuries or pollution was released. A survey of damage is being conducted by the Lloyds’s office.