Reports state the MV Chowpatlal used to transport iron ore from Goa, India went aground near Calangute beach. The Chowpatlal got caught in a squall with heavy rains with strong winds. The crew was unable to steer the vessel which drifted toward the shoreline. The MV Chowpatlal was towed away the next day. No reports of injury or pollution released.
The 44 foot long fishing vessel Abby Louise sank in the Orca Inlet of Prince William Sound, Alaska. A nearby vessel Miss Emily contacted the Coast Guard that the Abby Louise was sinking with 3 crewmen on board. The Coast Guard dispatched a Jayhawk helicopter which arrived on scene an hour later. The helicopter crew lowered a pump, but the water ingress on the Abby Louise was too much for the single pump. The helicopter flew back to pick up two more pumps which it delivered to the Abby Louise. Even with all the pumps going, the water ingress continued to flood the Abby Louise. The three crewmen decided to abandon ship and were transferred over to the Lady Samantha who had arrived on scene to offer aid. The men were delivered to Cordova, Alaska. No injuries reported. Pollution is a concern due to the 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on the Abby Louise. Booms were deployed as a preventative measure.
The 36-meter long former fishing vessel Aleutian Ballad struck a rock while off Pennock Island. The Aleutian Ballad was on a wildlife tour with 125 passengers and 6 crewmen when it struck bottom. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard which deployed its 25-foot vessel out of Ketchikan to escort the Aleutian Ballad back to port. Both vessels reached port without issue and all passengers were safely offloaded. The Coast Guard conducted an investigation and inspection of the Aleutian Ballad. The vessel will complete repairs at the Ketchikan shipyard. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Aleutian Ballad is best known for fishing for crab in the Bering Sea when it was struck by a 60-foot rogue wave and capsized. Afterwards, the Aleutian Ballad was converted to give tours in waters near Ketchikan, Alaska.