The fishing vessel Yankee ran aground on Error Island near Sitka, Alaska. A passenger on board had contacted a friend via text message that the vessel was in trouble. The friend then contacted the Coast Guard in Juneau who dispatch rescuers to the scene. When the rescuers arrived they found the vessel high and dry and in danger of falling over onto its side with the master of the vessel under the influence. The Coast Guard requested that the master and his passenger to leave the vessel, but the master of the vessel refused to leave. The authorities force the man from the Yankee and was later arrested. The Coast Guard reported that the hull of the vessel was undamaged and Yankee would be refloated on the next high tide.
The 120 meter long, 9095 dwt boxship Clipper Gemini allided with the lock wall on the Kiel Canal at Kiel-Holtenau, Germany. The Clipper Gemini was proceeding toward the southern berth in the lock when it struck the wall. The vessel suffered a dent along its forepeak while the fendering along the lock was slightly damaged. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police conducted an investigation and allowed the Clipper Gemini to continue on with its voyage to Hamburg.
The 89 meter long, 4500 dwt freighter Sagasbank allided with a pier on the Weser River at Brake, Germany. The Sagasbank was attempting to berth when the master of the vessel made a navigational error and struck the pier. The vessel’s hull suffered a small hole near a tank containing lubricating oil. The pier also suffered damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released into the water. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident. The Sagasbank was detained in Brake until it can make the necessary repairs.