The 50 foot fishing vessel New York went ashore near Coos Bay, Oregon. The crew contacted the Coast Guard that the vessel had water ingress and required assistance. The Coast Guard launched the 47 foot lifeboat along with a Dolphin helicopter to the scene. The Helicopter attempted to hoist the three men on board the New York, but the heavy surf made the fishing vessel to unstable. The three men on the fishing vessel were able to swim ashore on their own. The Coast Guard transported the men back to North Bend station where EMS were awaiting. No reports of injuries, but there is large amounts of debris and some pollution released. The New York had 300 gallons of diesel fuel and 15 gallons of hydraulic oil on board at the time of the incident. An oil spill response contractor has been hired to assess and perform clean-up operations.
The 72 meter long, 1826 dwt coastal freighter Molo Trader became disabled during the night off Buholmen, Norway. The Molo Trader had suffered engine failure close to the shore in heavy seas. The master sent out a distress call. Luckily, the fishing vessel Knester was nearby and rushed to the scene. The Knester was able to get a heaving line over to the Molo Trader and keep the freighter from going ashore. The Knester kept the Molo Trader safe for two hours until the rescue lifeboat and tug B.B. Ocean arrived. The two rescue vessels took the Molo Trader under tow to Humla, Norway. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 114 meter long, 3595 dwt freighter Aleksa collided with the moored bunker tanker Poet V. Olefirenko in the Azov Sea port of Eisk, Russia. The Aleksa was proceeding in the inner harbor when it struck the tanker resulting in minor damage on the Olefirenko. No reported damage, injuries or pollution being released on the Aleksa.