The 32 meter long tug Polar Wind went aground in Cold Bay, Alaska. The tug was towing a barge with 90 containers when it struck by bad weather with 8 foot seas and winds reaching 40 miles per hour. The crew contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter the scene. The helicopter was able to winch all five crewmen to safety. The Coast Guard will monitor the situation for any pollution released. Reports state the Polar Wind has suffered some water ingress. No details on the status of the barge.
The 24 meter long fishing vessel Adriana Maria TH-7 became disabled near Scheveningen, Netherlands. The fishing vessel had suffered engine and steering problems and requested assistance from the KNRM. The KNRM dispatched a lifeboat to the scene and took the Adriana Maria under tow. Both vessels proceeded back to Scheveningen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.