The 52 foot wooden fishing vessel Josias went aground at the entrance to Chetco River near Brookings, Oregon. The Coast Guard responded with the 47 foot motor lifeboat, but the lifeboat was unable to get close enough to reach the Josias. The Coast Guard went back to the station and returned with the 25 foot response boat which was able to reach the Josias. All three people on board were rescued and taken back to the station. No injuries reported. A containment boom has been placed around the vessel to prevent pollution being released. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 140 meter long, 2685 dwt ro-ro ferry RG1 suffered a power blackout while sailing from Vaasa, Finland to Umea, Sweden. The RG1 was only 1/2 hour into a three hour voyage when the power failure occured. The ferry dropped anchor while the crew attempted to restore power. An hour later, power was restored and the RG1 proceeded to Umea. There were 130 passengers on board during the incident. No reports of injury, damage or pollution being released.