The 89 meter long, 3000 dwt freighter Kine went aground near Smola Island, Norway. The Vessel suffered damage with its ballast tank holed. Some water ingress occurred, but the pumps were able to keep the flooding under control. The Kine was later refloated by the assistance of a tug before proceeding back to port under its own power. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 30 meter long passenger vessel Didim Mavisi caught fire in the Aegean Sea near Sarımsaklı’dan, Turkey. The fire started in the galley when the crew was preparing to cook fish for lunch. The fire quickly spread from the galley until the whole vessel was engulf in flames. The master of the vessel proceeded back towards shore to a nearby cove. There the vessel dropped anchor where local boats came out to rescue. The boats rescued the majority of people, but some passengers decided to jump into the sea and swim ashore. No reported injuries to the 100 passengers on board or crew. The Didim Mavisi later burned to the waters edge.
On June 2, 2010, the Caland Bridge in the port area of Rotterdam was lowered on the 105 meter long, 3826 dwt freighterNajaden (alt. name Najland) while the vessel was outward bound in ballast in the Caland Canai. The Najaden was following a car carrier under the bridge, when the bridge was lowered too early and hit the superstructure. The bridge keeper did not notice the Najaden and lowered the remote operated bridge too early until it struck straight down onto the Najaden’s standard compass bridge. Everything on the roof top was destroyed. The funnel and the exhaust gas pipes were blocked causing the vessel to go dead in the water. The vessel was out of service 8 weeks for repairs.