The 783 gt icebreaker Stettin collided with the 89 meter long, 3850 dwt freighter Richelieu in the northern lock of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbuettel. The Stettin was attempting to moor when it struck the stern of the Richelieu. The icebreaker suffered little to no damage while the freighter’s stern was dented. Both vessels were detained for a short period and allowed to continue their voyage. The Stettin was on route from Hamburg bound for Rendsburg. The Richelieu was bound for Kaliningrad from Hamburg. No reports of injury or pollution being released.
The 3605 dwt freighter Sea Star 1 became disabled off Plastun Bay in the Sea of Japan. The vessel sent out a distress signal that the vessel’s engine has failed and was adrift. The salvage vessel Lazurit was dispatched and will take the Sea Star under tow to Nakhodka. The Sea Star 1 was sailing from Vanino to China with a cargo of 3600 qm of timber. No reports of injuries.
The 45 foot fishing vessel Osprey sank off Point Loma, San Diego, California. The Osprey with eight crewmen on board had contacted the Coast Guard that there was smoke coming from the engine compartment and the vessel was taking on water. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene with a pump. The crew of the Osprey were able to start the pump, but it was not able to keep up with the water ingress. The helicopter hoisted all eight men off the Osprey. The fishing vessel sank shortly afterwards. No reports of injuries.