The 58 meter long passenger vessel Sehit Mustafa Aydogd allided with the Galata Bridge in Instanbul, Turkey. The vessel was attempting to dock at the Karaköy pier when it suffered a mechanical breakdown. The passenger vessel drifted until it struck the Galata Bridge. Some passengers were thrown off their feet while others attempted to go overboard from the stern rail onto the bridge. A tug reached the scene shortly afterwards and was able to attach a towline to the disabled Aydogd. The vessel was pulled to the pier and berthed where passengers were landed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 14 meter long launch went aground in the marina at Tutukaka, New Zealand. The Navy vessel, used to transport important VIPs, struck a charted reef off Tutukaka causing damage to its hull. The vessel’s bow has filled with water and the crew issued a distress call. Luckily, the vessel was able to be beached before it sank. No reports of injuries to the four crew on board or pollution being released. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident. The vessel was returning to Auckland from Waitangi Day celebrations in Paihia. Reports state the vessel had been used to transport Queen Elizabeth and other Royals in the past.