The 90 meter long, 4033 dwt freighter Nordic Chantal allided with the lock on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbuettel, Germany. The freighter suffered significant damage along with the lock gate. The Nordic Chantal proceeded to berth to Brunsbuettel awaiting inspection. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Nordic Chantal was bound for Hallstavik from Antwerp before incident. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 190 meter long, 39768 dwt tanker Santa Ana suffered an explosion while undergoing repairs at Bremerhaven, Germany. The explosion in the engine room injured 11 people who suffered burns or broken bones. Three workers suffered severe burns and were flown to nearby hospitals. The workers and crew closed off entrances to the engine room and engaged the CO2 fire suppressing system preventing the fire spreading to other sections of the vessel. The local fire brigade arrived and quickly extinguished the blaze.
The 37 foot long fishing vessel Karanna went aground near Neah Bay, Washington. The crewman at the wheel had fallen asleep allowing the vessel to run aground just shy of the cliff-faced shoreline. The three men on board contacted the Coast Guard requesting assistance. The Coast Guard dispatched the 47-foot lifeboat to the scene, but was unable reach the fishing vessel which was resting in too shallow of water. The three crew swam to the lifeboat safely. No reports of injuries. The Karanna had suffered some water ingress, but stayed afloat. Reports state no fuel leaked and there was no pollution released. Salvage efforts will begin when weather permits.