The 33 meter long fishing / processing vessel Rebecca Irene became disabled off Unimak Island, Alaska in the Bering Sea. The Rebecca Irene was heading back on one engine when it lost power while in severe weather with 20 foot swells and 40 mph winds. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched the cutter Sherman to the scene. When the Sherman arrived on scene, it took the Rebecca Irene under tow. The tug Double Eagle was contacted and take the Rebecca Irene under tow as soon as it arrives on scene. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 130 meter long, 1500 dwt ferry Fanafjord went aground near Halhjem, Norway. The Fanafjord sailed from Sandvikvåg with 90 passengers and vehicles. The ferry was approaching the entrance to Halhjem in the fog when it grounded in shallow water. The Fanafjord was able to pull itself off and proceeded to Halhjem where passengers safely disembarked. No injuries reported. The Fanafjord did sustain some damage a bow thruster and was taken out of service for repairs. Officials are conducting an investigation. No reports of pollution being released.
The 123 meter long, 3085 dwt tanker Saratov City collided with the 85 meter long, 2780 dwt freighter Ekaterina in the Azov Sea. The two vessels were attempting to pass when the Saratov City struck the stern of the Ekaterina. The Saratov City suffered damage to its bow and anchor. The Ekaterina suffered damage to its engine room along with a hole in the hull above the waterline. The Ekaterina proceeded to Eisk its destination where it unloaded its cargo of fertilizers. The Saratov City proceeded to anchor to allow for survey and inspection.