Two rescue craft went aground near the harbour at Aberdeen, Scotland. The first boat had been launched by the 82 meter long supply vessel Grampian Talisker when the boat lost power. The boat drifted until was aground on the rocks near the shoreline. A second boat was launched to come to the aid of the first. However, the second boat also ran aground as the tide receded. No reports of injuries to the eight crewmen on board the two boats. Reports state the boat was performing a routine exercise. The vessels will be recovered when sea conditions allow.
The 98 meter long, 3732 dwt freighter TM Cheget became disabled in the Instanbul Strait near Poyrazkoy. The TM Cheget was en route to Novorossiysk from Perama when it suffered engine failure. The vessel requested assistance with a rescue boat and tug responding. The tug took the freighter under tow to a safe anchorage near Kilyos Dalia. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.