The 82 meter long, 1735 dwt freighter Anke Angela went aground near the island of Öland, Sweden. The Swedish Coast Guard responded and an arieal inspection showed no signs of pollution released into the water. Damage to vessel will be determine after a more detail inspection of the vessel. The inspection will determine how the Anke Angela will be salvaged. Reports state two crew of the freighter were suspected of being drunk at the time of the incident. These crewmen were taken ashore to be tested for alcohol. No reports of injuries to any of the six crew on board.
The 44 foot long fishing vessel Mandy Ness capsized off Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The vessel’s emergency beacon alerted the Coast Guard who dispatched a 47-foot rescue boat to the scene. The fishing vessel Frances Anne also responded to the scene. The Frances Anne rescued one crewman. The Coast Guard recovered another crewman however he was unresponsive and did not survive. The surviving crew stated the two men on board when something may have struck the fishing vessel causing it to capsize. The men found themselves trapped in the cabin with just a foot of air. Both men attempted to swim through a knocked out window, but only one reached the surface. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident. Reports state the weather was moderate with winds under 20 mph and one meter waves.
- One dies after fishing boat capsizes off Long Beach Island (nj.com)
- 1 Dead in Fishing Boat Accident off NJ Coast (abcnews.go.com)