Reports state the Canada Coast Guard has responded to two disabled fishing vessels. The fishing vessel Mario G became disabled off St. John’s and was towed back to port by the icebreaker George R. Pearkes. The fishing vessel Ocean Traveller became disabled off Cape Freels, Newfoundland and was taken under tow by the auxiliary vessel Atlantic Sound.
The 43 foot fishing vessel Emily Lisa caught fire while fishing south of Halifax. The four crew on board were able to send out a mayday before abandoning ship. All four men escaped into a life raft. The Coast Guard disptached an aircraft and helicopter to the scene. The vessel Chempran Sea was first to reach the scene and rescued the crew. All four men were uninjured and were being transported to Sydney, Nova Scotia. The cause of the fire was not yet reported.
The 17309 dwt freighter CSL Trimnes went aground while off Trøndelag, Norway. The vessel had struck the reefs during the night and was unable to free itself. The vessel Harald V arrived on scene and was able to pull free the CSL Trimnes. All 19 crew on board were uninjured. The Trimnes was sailing in ballast only. The Trimnes is proceeding to Rørvik for inspection. The cause of the grounding was not known at the time of the report. No reports of damage or pollution released.