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.