The ro-roferry St. John became disabled on the Mississippi River while approaching the pier at Chalmette, Louisiana. The ferry had difficulty maintaining power while crossing the Mississippi with the engine stopping several times. As the ferry approached the dock, it’s engines failed allowing the ferry to strike a barge moored at the dock. No reports of injuries, but several passengers were shaken up by the incident. The St. John was pulled from service while the Coast Guard investigates the incident.
The 84 meter long ro-ro ferry Møysalen became disabled while en route between Sandnessjøen, Dønna and Løkta. The Møysalen had suffered engine failure when after an electrical fault. The engine room filled with smoke, but there was no fire. The crew requested assistance via Bodø who dispatched two tugs to the scene. No reports of injuries to the two passengers and seven crew on board. The Møysalen was towed by the tugs to Sandnessjøen, Norway where it will be repaired.
The 140 meter long, 3189 dwt ro-ro ferryStena Europe struck the 166 meter long, 4606 dwt ferry Oscar Wilde at Rosslare Harbour, Ireland. The Stena Europe had departed from Fishguard to Rosslare and was maneuvering to berth at Rosslare when strong winds caused the ferry to allide with the berthed Oscar Wilde. No reports of injuries to the 454 passengers or 71 crew on board at the time. Both vessels sustained minimal damage. The Stena Europe cancelled its scheduled sailing while the vessel is inspected for damage.