The 94 foot offshore supply vessel Ashton T ran aground on the north jetty at Galveston, Texas. The Ashton T was headed out into the Gulf of Mexico with 1650 gallons of diesel fuel when it struck the jetty leaving the vessel high and dry. One crewman suffered injuries and was taken to hospital. No reports of damage to the vessel’s tanks. Authorities and the vessel’s owner plan to salvage the vessel. No reports of pollution being released. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 126 meter long, 7228 dwt container ship HC Rubina went aground in the port of Messina, Italy. The vessel’s hull was holed at the bow. All 19 crew were safely rescued. Two Italian Coast Guard vessels and two tugs have responded to the scene. Pollution control vessels are also on scene in the event that there are any fuel leaks. Reports state the HC Rubina was not following the proper route to berth at the port. The vessel was en route to Marina di Carrara from Iskenderun in ballast.