The 110 meter long self-propelled barge Uniqueship suffered an explosion and fire while at Rotterdam, Netherlands. Two crewmen were caught in the explosion with one jumping into the water. Both men suffered injuries to the arms, legs and back. Both crewmen were rescued and taken to hospital. The local fire brigade arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. No further details reported.
The 136 meter long, 11108 dwt container ship Haneburg became disabled in the Caribbean Sea near Venezuela. The Haneburg had lost power after suffered engine failure. The crew was unable to restart the engine and vessel requested assistance. A tug arrived on scene and took the container ship under tow to Willemstad, Curacao. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Haneburg was en route from La Guaira, Venezuela.
The 17.5 meter long tugboat JC sank at Holyhead harbour, Wales. There was no one on board the tugboat when it sank at its berth in 3 meters of water. The authorities placed booms around the vessel to contain any pollution released. The vessel had some six tons of diesel fuel and 50 litres of oil on board at the time of the sinking. The cause of the sinking was not reported.