The 213 meter long passenger ship Spirit Of France went aground at Rauma, Finland. High winds had caused the passenger ship had broke from its moorings and it drifted aground. The Spirit Of France was pulled free and docked. The vessel will undergo an inspection for any damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Spirit Of France was being prepared at a shipyard for delivery to its owners at the time of the incident.
The 125 dwt passenger ferry Gavea 1 allided with a pier at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ferry loaded with 907 passengers struck the pier twice while attempting to berth. The Gavea 1 had 55 passengers injured and the vessel’s hull was damaged. Many of the injured passengers were shaken and suffered bruises. No reports of pollution being released. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
Two vessels encountered bad weather near Amini Island while sailing Lakshadweep Sea. The 160 ton Al Akther had just unloaded a cargo of produce on Amini Island when it departed to pick up cargo from another island. The Al Akther had six crewmen on board when it was reported missing. No trace of the vessel has been found while rescue boats look for survivors. Another vessel, the Al Faisal, was also sailing in the area near the Al Akther. The Al Faisal got caught in the same rough seas and was able to keep the vessel from capsizing by tossing overboard most of its cargo. Reports state the crew of the Al Faisal were later rescued.