The 20 meter long, 284 ton fishing vessel Calypso Z84 collided with a tanker while off the coast of England. The fishing vessel suffered significant damage and flooding in the bow compartment. The five crew on board were hauling in nets at the time of the incident and were unharmed in the collision. The Calypso was able to proceed to Zeebrugge, Belgium safely. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 12 meter long, 20 ton fishing vessel Gerry Ann became disabled off Sutton, England. The vessel had its propeller fouled by its own nets and could not maneuver. The Gerry Ann requested assistance and the Plymouth RNLI responded sending a lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat took the fishing vessel under tow back to Sutton harbour. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 270 meter long, 13031 dwt tanker Loch Rannoch collided with the 35 meter long, 184 dwt tug Solan in the Sullom Voe near the oil terminal, Shetland Islands. The tug Solan was leading the tanker from the terminal when it lost power. The tug was struck by the Loch Rannoch and bounced down the length of the tanker’s hull. The tug was able to regain control again when the systems restarted. The Solan had little damage as the rubber fenders of the vessel took much of the impact. The four crew on board the tug were unharmed. The cause of the power loss was being investigated. The Solan has been removed from service.