The 58 foot long fishing vessel Advantage sank near Kodiak Island, Alaska. The vessel went down during the night in 8 foot seas. The vessel’s emergency beacon alerted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter found three of the four men on board in a life raft. The men were winched up and taken to Kodiak Island to receive treatment. The men did not have time to put on survival suits and suffered from severe hypothermia. The Coast Guard launched additional helicopters and aircraft to search for the missing crewman. Reports state that one of the crew rescued later perished. A debris field was spotted by the Coast Guard near where the Advantage sank. The Coast Guard has started an investigation into the sinking.
The 141 meter long, 5600 dwt tanker Climena went aground on the Don River near Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The Climena was attempting to anchor when it was pushed aground by strong winds. Initial attempts to refloat the tanker failed. Reports state the next refloating attempt on the next high tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 135 meter long, 9200 dwt freighter Markborg became disabled in the North Sea near Rotterdam, Netherlands. The vessel had suffered engine failure while en route from the Black Sea with the crew unable to restart the engines. Tugs were requested and took the Markborg under tow to Rotterdam. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.