The 60 foot tour boat Picture Rocks with 61 passengers became disabled while sailing near Empire, Michigan. A wave struck the tour boat smashing a window and shorting out the electronics. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter to the scene. With their assistance, the vessel was beached and passengers waded ashore. Two passengers had to be airlifted to safety after sustaining a shoulder injury. No reports of pollution. At the time of the incident, there were waves 2 to 4 feet in height.
The fishing vessel Janas received aid from the Antarctic supply vessel Aurora Australis off Macquarie Island (54°30S, 158°57E) in the south Pacific Ocean. The Janas with 21 crew had suffered engine failure and was unable to make repairs. The Aurora Australis took the fishing vessel under tow to shelter of Buckles Bay, acquarie Island. No reports of injuries or pollution being release.
The 13303 dwt freighter Tay Son 4 collided with the 9800 dwt chemical tanker Nautica Batu Pahat in the eastern anchorage of Singapore. The Nautica’s hull was torn open near the tanks section and engine room while the Tay Son 4 suffered damage to its forepeak and bulbous. Both vessels remained at anchor. No further details reported.