The 339 meter long, 99086 dwt container ship Hyundai Global suffered a fire while off Walton-on-the-Naze, England. The fire started in one of the vessel’s containers and another container was found smouldering. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries to the 24 crew on board. The Hyundai Global proceeded on its voyage to Oman.
The 163 gt fishing vessel Italian Princess became disabled while off Nantucket, Massachusetts. The vessel had suffered a leak and the crew was unable to make repairs. The crew contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched two cutters along with a Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. The cutters were able to assist with de-watering the vessel and proceeded to take the Italian Princess under tow to New Bedford. No reports of injuries to the seven crew on board and no pollution was released.
The 21 meter long fishing vessel Mata’u went aground just off the shore of the atoll of Pukapuka. The vessel had been fishing for three weeks for tuna when it was caught in a strong swell pushing the Mata’u hard aground on a reef. The crew contacted the Papeete MRCC who dispatched rescuers to the scene. The crew of six on board the Mata’u were safely rescued and taken ashore. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. Salvage plans will have the vessel’s cargo of tuna unloaded along with draining the fuel tanks, before attempts to pull the vessel off the reef will be made.