The 30 meter long tug Atlantic Fir became disabled on the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Atlantic Fir en route to Newfoundland with a barge in tow suffered mechanical problems with its suction pumps. The tug requested assistance and a sister tug came to it’s assistance. All three vessels reported off l’Île-aux-Coudres. No further details reported.
The 110 meter long inland tanker-barge Anton allided with the Botlek bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Anton suffered significant damage with the wheelhouse destroyed and the car that was on deck was crushed. The master of the Anton suffered a slight head wound. The bridge was also damaged, but no details were reported. The Anton was disabled from the allision requiring two tugs to tow the vessel to a berth in Rotterdam. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 96 foot tugboat Delanco went aground near Kingston, Washington. The tug was proceeding to Port Townsend from Seattle when it went aground. The tug was refloated on the rising tide the next day. The Coast Guard cutter Sea Lion escorted the Delanco when the tug lost power due to an engine failure. The cutter took the tug under tow and both vessels proceeded to Port Townsend. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.