The fishing vessel QNG 95712 went aground near Bowen Island, a small islet located the northside of Bugsuk Island, Palawan, Philippines. The fishing vessel encountered bad weather causing the vessel to drift into the shallow waters. The Philippine Coast Guard responded and rescued all nine crew men on board. No reports of injuries.
The 10 meter long trawler Paul Patrick H1103 allided with the Southend Pier off Southend-on-Sea, England. The pier suffered damage to two vertical support pilings and to hortizontal beams and cross bracings. The Paul Patrick was able to pull away from the pier under its own power and proceeded to Leigh-on-Sea. Witnesses state the fishing vessel steered directly into the pier. The 1.3 mile long pier will remain closed until further repairs can be made. This marks the 17th time the pier has been struck by a vessel. Reports state that repairs from the last allision had just been completed when the Paul Patrick struck the bridge.
The 60 meter long yacht Yogi sank in a storm off Skyros, Greece. The yacht had suffered an engine failure when the master of the yacht sent out a distress call. He told authorities that the vessel was taking on water and was preparing to abandon ship. Two helicopters, a Naval vessel and several Greek Coast Guard and commercial vessels proceeded to the yacht’s location. All eight crew on board were picked up by a helicopter and flown to safety. There were no passengers on board at the time. The Yogi was built in 2011 at a cost of 45.7 million dollars and was awarded as the ‘Most Innovated Yacht of 2011’. The vessel had recently left a shipyard in Turkey heading to an unnamed port in the Mediterranean. It is suspected a mechanical failure was the initial cause of the sinking. Officials has stated an investigation will be conducted into the sinking.