The 102 foot long fishing vessel Nor’Quest went aground on Hagemeister Island in Togiak Bay, Alaska. The vessel was at anchor when the anchor line parted allowing the vessel to drift ashore. The 2 crewmen on board were uninjured. The Coast Guard has been monitoring the vessel for any pollution releases. Reports state the vessel has roughly 18,000 gallons of diesel fuel and another 1,000 gallons of other oil and waste aboard. The boat owners have contacted a salvage company to lighter the Nor’Quest before attempting to refloat the vessel.
The 13,550 dwt freighter Tae Dong Gang becamed disabled after a cargo shift while at anchor on the Yangtze River, Shanghai, China. The vessel had just loaded 10,000 metric tons of iron ore and was departing when the cargo suddenly shifted. The vessel quickly developed a 30 degree list and in danger of capsizing. The crew sent out a distress signal and prepared to abandon ship. The 36 crewmen on board were rescued by several nearby boats. No reports of injuires. No further details reported.