A fire broke out on the 97 meter long passenger vessel J. Henry Dunant while it was moored at Tiel, Netherlands on the Waal River. The fire started in the engine room and was quickly put out by the crew using extinguishers. There were no passengers on board at the time of the fire. Passengers were later allowed to board the vessel as damage was minor. The J. Henry Dunant is chartered by the Red Cross who organizes trips for people who have special needs, chronically ill and the disabled. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 1377 dwt freighter Finch became disabled off El Arish, Eygpt after suffering an engine failure. The Finch had been scheduled to sail to Gaza from Greece with a cargo of sewer pipes, but was denied entry by the Israeli Navy. The Finch had spent a week in Egyptian waters as it was also denied to dock in Egypt. After the engine failure, the Finch has been allowed to dock and unload its cargo. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 132 meter long, 4701 dwt tanker Volgoneft 263 sank while docked on the floating dock PD-154 at Ilyichevsk, Ukraine. The Vologneft 263 was being repaired when the dock lost stability and sank. The tanker’s hull had been cut for repairs which quickly allowed water ingress to sink it. The on board EPIRB sent out a distress signal that the vessel had sank. Pollution was released as 8,000 liters of diesel fuel and 1,300 liters of oil were on board the Vologneft. Booms were deployed to prevent the spread of pollution in the port. No reports of injuries.