The 155 meter long, 18955 dwt freighter Jui Hsing went aground off Keelung, Taiwan while sailing through Typhoon Nalgae. The Jui Hsing had left Keelung bound for China when it went it went aground on the rocks. The storm pounded the vessel and the freighter broke-in-two sending the 21 crew into the water. The authorities dispatched vessels and a helicopter to the scene. Rescuers were able to save 11 men. Reports state four men perished while another six were still listed as missing. Authorities are also attempting to contain the 1 kilometer long oil slick resulting from the 200 tons of diesel and 80 tons of heavy fuel on board the freighter.
The 72 meter long, 2263 gt fishing vessel Knester went aground in the port of Sommarøy, Norway. The Knester had just completed a trip in the Norwegian Sea with 1270 tons of herring on board when it attempted to enter the harbour and became stuck on a sand bar. The fishing vessel emptied its ballast tanks and is awaiting the next high tide to refloat itself. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 81 foot fishing vessel Captain Joe became disabled while off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The Captain Joe’s crew discovered that the vessel was taking on water with 6 feet in the bilge. The crew contacted the Coast Guard for assistance. The Coast Guard launched a 47-foot lifeboat along with a Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. The helicopter reached the scene and lowered a dewatering pump to the trawler. The lifeboat then escorted the Captain Joe back to Gloucester. No reports of injuries of the four men on board the fishing vessel.