The 49 foot long fishing vessel Raidawn was ran ashore in Main Bay, Prince William Sound. The Raidawn had struck a rock in the bay resulting in holing the hull and water ingress. The crew requested assistance from the Coast Guard while another fishing vessel assisted in towing the Raidawn to shore. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene which spotted an oil sheen around the Raidawn. The vessel had some 3,200 gallons of diesel on board at the time of the grounding. No reports of injuries. Authorities have personnel on site to monitor any further release of pollution. The owner of the Raidawn was issued an order to remove the remaining fuel and make temporary repairs before towing the fishing vessel back into the water.
The 56 meter long, 400 gt fishing vessel Chung Yong No. 53 suffered a fire while off Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo, Japan. The crew of 23 on board were rescued by nearby fishing vessels. No reports of injuries. The Japanese Coast Guard has dispatched a patrol boat and aircraft to the scene to investigate the incident. No further details reported.