Two tugs boats sank on the Mississippi River near mile marker 102. The two tugs sank in the early morning with one crew on board. The crewman was able to escape safely with no injuries. The Coast Guard deployed oil booms around the sunken vessels as some 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the water. An investigation into the sinking has been launched by officials.
The 74 meter long, 660 dwt high speed ferry Master Jet allided with the pier at Rethymnon, Greece. The ferry was attempting to dock with 670 passengers on board with it struck the pier damaging its propeller. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Master Jet was detained for repairs following an inspection.
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The 79 foot long, 47 dwt high-speed catamaran Baranof Wind ran aground in Glacier Bay, Alaska. The passenger ship, with 72 passengers on board, was on a day-time sightseeing trip when it struck a rock. The Baranof Wind suffered hull damage and water ingress, but the crew was able to contain the flooding. The passengers were transferred to the 238 meter long, 6150 dwt cruise ship Volendam who will transport the passengers to Bartlett Cove. There the passengers will be taken to Juneau by another vessel. The Coast Guard reported that several people suffered minor injuries in the incident. No reports of pollution released. The Baranof Wind will be towed later back to port. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
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