The 99 meter long, 3179 dwt bulk freighter Scot Isles became disabled in rough weather in the Baltic Sea between Gotland, Sweden and Latvia. The vessel was en route to Liepaja from Riga with a cargo of timber when the cargo shifted resulting in a 15 degree list to starboard. The vessel sent out a distress call with the Swedish Coast Guard responding. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene and was able to make contact with the crew. The master of the vessel refused to evacuate the seven crew on board preferring to continue towards Liepaja. A Latvian rescue ship was dispatched to help escort the Scot Isles once it entered its territorial waters. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
- British ship in distress near Gotland (thelocal.se)