The 24 meter long survey vessel Scotia W became disabled close to Sheringham Shoal off Cromer, England. The survey craft had suffered engine failure and the crew were unable to restart them. The vessel contacted the RNLI who dispatched a lifeboat from Cromer. The lifeboat took the Scotia W under tow and proceeded to Great Yarmouth. The pair of vessels arrived several hours later without incident. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 88 meter long, 1156 dwt freighter Dong He caught fire near Nagasaki, Japan. The fire started in the cargo hold and could not be contained by the crew. The Dong He sent out a distress call requesting assistance with the Japanese Coast Guard responding. A plane was dispatched and quickly spotted the burning freighter. Several patrol ships were then directed to the scene. The 12 crewmen on board were safely evacuated. The patrol vessels attempted to put out the fire using water canons. The Dong He was en route to Haimen, China from Nagoya, Japan with 1500 tons of scrap.
The 81 meter long, 3959 dwt Kemal Kuru went aground in Dardanelles near Gallipoli, Turkey. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Authorities stated that the vessel was spotted on radar heading towards shallow water, but were unable to contact the Kemal Kuru. The cause of the grounding was not reported.