The 115 foot long fishing vessel Amazing Grace ran aground in Nassau Sound near Jacksonville, Florida. The Amazing Grace had drifted aground while the crew on board was asleep. The fishing vessel suffered water ingress and was at risk of sinking. The Coast Guard was contacted and quickly dispatched the 45-foot response boat to the scene. The response boat found the Amazing Grace in shallow water and delivered a de-watering pump. The pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding forcing the five crew on board to abandon the Amazing Grace. The response boat took the crew back to shore. No reports of injuries or any pollution being released. The owner of the Amazing Grace has contacted commercial salvagers to recover the vessel.
The 36 meter long fishing vessel Skulbaren went aground off Årviksand, Norway. The Skulbaren had arrived at Årviksand earlier and unloaded a cargo of pollock. As the vessel departed, it became stuck on a sandy shoal off the end of the piers. The Skulbaren was able to refloat itself with the rising tide and proceeded on its way. No reports of injuries or damage to the fishing vessel. Local reports state the harbour had not been dredge and that multiple vessels have run aground during the year.
The 30 meter long, 285 dwt tug Wulf 7 became disabled in the North Sea near Borkum Island. The tug had suffered engine failure after departing Cuxhaven. Another tug, the Anglian Earl, came to the Wulf 7 assistance. The Anglian Earl took the Wulf 7 under tow and proceeded to Eemshaven. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.