The 31 meter long, 366 dwt tug CMM Coatzacoalcos sank in the Coatzacoalcos Quaschnick River near Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. The tug was working on an underwater construction site when the tug suddenly sank. Three of the crew on board were rescued, but the master and chief engineer perished. Reports state the river conditions were difficult due to recent rainfall the previous days. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The tug Arabella and an 100 foot long barge went aground near a jetty in Ponce Inlet, Florida. The tug and barge were approaching near the jetty when the tug lost power allowing the vessels to run aground onto the rocks. The crew of the Arabella contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched to rescue boats to the scene. The rescue boats pulled both the Arabella and the barge free. No injuries and no pollution released.
The 132 meter long, 5172 dwt freighter Comanche collided with the 114 meter long, 3134 dwt freighter Cerencan on the Don River near the 3147 kilometer mark. The two vessels were passing port-to-port when the vessels collided. Both freighters suffered hull dents to the bow section. No reports of injuries or pollution released.