The unregistered cargo vessel Claudia Alejandra sank in the Pacific Ocean near Cabo Marzo, Columbia. The Claudia Alejandra had gone adrift after suffering engine failure. The vessel sank the following day. The Columbian Navy, Coast Guard and local fisherman rescued 14 of the 22 crew on board. Reports state five crew perished as they were trapped inside the vessel when it sank. A search and rescue effort also recovered three bodies. No vessel details were reported.
The 42 foot long fishing vessel Equity sank near Heceta Island, Alaska. The fishing vessel had struck rocks near the island holing the hull. The three crew on board contacted the Coast Guard that the vessel was filling with water and were abandoning into the vessel’s life raft. A helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but another fishing vessel, the High Pocket, arrived and rescued the three crewmen. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard disabled the EPIRB and disposed the liferaft. The men were taken to Klawock.
The 43 meter long fishing vessel Alaskan Knight became disabled off Mary Island near Ketchikan, Alaska. The Alaskan Knight had lost its propeller and gone adrift. The crew shot a flare which was spotted by the fishing vessel Nancy Marie. The Nancy Marie took the Alaskan Knight under tow back to Ketchikan. The Coast Guard also dispatched a helicopter to the scene to investigate the report of the flare. When the Alaskan Knight arrived in Ketchikan, the Coast Guard boarded the vessel and conducted an investigation. No reports of injuries or pollution released.