The 27 meter long tug Aries went aground on the Danube River near Luberegg, Austria. The Aries was pushing two tanker barges holding 750 tons of diesel fuel when the tug sprang a leak. The tug disconnected from the barges and headed towards a nearby sandbar to avoid sinking. The vessel suffered severe water ingress with the engine room completed flooded causing a total power outage. The local fire rescue were requested which brought out pumps and placed oil booms around the tug. Divers were sent to patch the leak while the pumps were able to dewater the vessel. No reports of injuries or damage. Pollution released was contained and was not released into the river.
The 106 meter long, 4456 dwt fishing processing / trawler Oriental Angel in the Bering Sea off Beringovkiy, Russia. The fire started in the cargo hold and quickly got out of control. The crew attempted to fight the fire with the chief mate being killed. However, the fire quickly engulfed the entire vessel sending all the crew to the lifeboats and liferafts. Nearby fishing vessels came to the aid and rescued the crew. The vessel had 89 crewmen on board at the time of the incident. Last report stated the vessel remains on fire while at anchor off Cape Navarin in stormy seas.
The 82 meter long, 500 dwt ferry Rauma went aground at Hollingsholmen, Norway when it had suffered engine failure to its thrusters. The ferry suffered minimal damage to its hull, but some damage to its propeller wings. No one was injured. The Rauma had 50 passengers and 23 vehicles on board at the time of the incident. The Rauma was taken out of service and towed for repairs. No pollution was released.