The 26 foot fishing vessel Lady Eileen sank near Spanish Point, Co Clare, Ireland. The Lady Eileen was last spotted near the Spanish Point as the two crew were relocating their lobster pots ahead of a predicted storm. When the vessel failed to arrive later that night, an alarm was raised and a search began. The search and rescue found the sunken Lady Eileen the next day in 33 meters of water. The two crew bodies were found trapped in the wheelhouse and were later recovered. The Lady Eileen was equipped with a VHS radio, but no distress call was sent. The weather at the time was reported as calm. The cause of the sinking remains a mystery. Reports suggest the vessel either had suffered a leak or caught by a freak wave. In either case, the men on board the Lady Eileen were caught by surprise when the fishing vessel sank.
The 80 meter long self-propelled barge Speedo went aground on the Danube River near Regelsbrunn, Austria. The Speedo went aground near where another vessel sank in May 2011 closing traffic during the day. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Speedo will be lightered before any refloating attempts are made. The vessel was en route to Rotterdam from Passau. Reports state the water level in the area has been lower the last few days.
The 122 meter long, 3742 dwt tanker Lakhta allided with the 133 meter long tanker Volgoneft 122 on the River Don near the 3148 kilometer mark. The Lakhta had heaved anchor when it suffered a power blackout when it struck the anchored Volgoneft 122. The Lakhta suffered damage to its starboard side of the bow above the waterline. The Volgoneft 122 suffered minor damage with dented railings. No reports of injuries and no pollution released.