The 40 foot fishing vessel Miss Elora went ashore near the mouth of the Gray’s Harbor, Washington. The Coast Guard received a report that the Miss Elora was aground. They responded sending its 47 motor lifeboat and a Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. However, the two men on board were able to reach shore on their own using the vessel’s dinghy. The crew of the Miss Elora was able to recover some 100 gallons of fuel, but some 250 gallons was released into the water. Officals are working with the fishing vessel’s owner to recover debris.
The 88 foot long two-masted schooner Wendameen went aground off Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay, Maine. The vessel was passing by the north side of the island during low tide when it grounded. The 49 passengers on board were transferred to the Portland fire boat and the Coast Guard rescue boat. Reports state the vessel will be refloated on the next high tide. No reports of injury or pollution being released. The Wendameen had went aground previously on June 4 when it struck a charted wreck. The incident is under investigation.
The 25,956 dwt freighter Elena B became disabled in the Instanbul Strait after loosing power near the Topkapi Palace. Two tugs and a Coast Guard rescue boat were dispatched to the scene. The Elena B was taken under tow to a safe anchorage. At the time of the incident, there was no pilot on board. No reports of injury or damage.