Reports state the cause of the grounding was due to brown bears. The master of the vessel attempted to maneuver the Baranof Wind closer to allow passengers to see one or more bears spotted along the shoreline. After viewing the bears, he attempted to steer back into deeper water, but struck a rock instead. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene with a dewatering pump. The vessel was scheduled to be taken back to Sitka where it will be repaired. No comment from the bears.
The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Sinn went aground on the Danube River near Regensburg, Germany. The Sinn became stuck along the shoreline after a navigation error and swung perpendicular by the river until the stern became stuck on the opposite bank. The Sinn blocked traffic on the Danube for a few hours until it was refloated. The self-propelled barge proceeded to Mühlhamer Loop where it dropped anchor. The Sinn was en route to Passau from Deggendorf with 613 tons of soy.
The 22 meter long two-masted sloop Loyal went aground near Kvitsøy, Norway. The sloop had 16 passengers and five crew on board when it went into the shallows. The vessel requested assistance with a lifeboat reaching the scene an hour later. The lifeboat was able to refloat the Loyal a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Loyal was originally built in 1877 in Rosendal and used in the fish trade. The vessel was purchased in 1974 an restored and relaunched in 1997.