The 41,359 gt boxship Maersk Dabou allided with the wharf at Port Chalmers, New Zealand when its engines failed while it manoeuvre to berth and the vessel struck the corner of the wharf. The vessel starboard side was damage with a hole in hull the size of 5 meters by 2 meters above the waterline. The Maersk Dabou had 4,132 containers which will remain on board until repairs can be made. No reports of injuries.
The 7596 dwt boxship Lyutoga collided with the fishing vessel Sargal off the coast of Livadiya, Russia (42 41.2N 132 35.5E). The Lyutoga suffered 1-meter wide damage to several hull plates while the Sargal bow was dented. Both vessels were under way and proceding on schedule. The Lyutoga is heading to Vladivostok from Korsakov while the Sargal is proceeding to the fishing grounds. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 163-foot long fishing vessel Sandy Point sank after colliding with the boxship Eurus London near Gulfport, Mississippi. The 16 crewmen on board the Sandy Point were thrown overboard with the 13 recovered. Eleven men were rescued by the pilotboat while 2 other were recovered by the Eurus London. The Coast Guard is conducting an air and sea search of the surrounding area for the 3 missing men. Six divers were dispatched to help with search and recovery operations at the site. The recovered men had limited injuries. There was a significant amount of pollution released with 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel, nets and other dibris from the Sandy Point. Environmental crews has been dispatched to the scene and have placed boom and are collecting in oil in the water. The Sandy Point rests in 25 feet of water. The Eurus London was towed by tugs from the scene. The boxship was headed for Freeport, Texas before the incident. The Sandy Point was fishing for menhaden which aslo known as “pogey”. The Coast Guard will be conducting an investigation into the accident.