The 187 meter long, 40850 dwt bulk freighter Star Fuji became disabled on the Weser River near Kleinensiel, Germany. The Star Fuji was headed toward the North Sea when it suffered engine failure. The vessel went adrift in the strong current towards shore. Two tugs came to the assistance and towed the freighter to Bremerhaven. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The water police launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the vessel’s fuel system had been improperly maintained causing the vessel engine to fail. The crew made repairs and the vessel left port later the same day.
The 91 meter long, 3500 dwt tanker Cliffwater became disabled in the North Sea near Great Yarmouth. The Cliffwater loaded with a cargo of benzene had suffered engine failure and gone adrift. Tugs were dispatched and took the Cliffwater under tow. The vessels proceeded to Rotterdam and arrived a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Cliffwater was en route from Immingham to Le Havre.
The 75 foot long fishing vessel Aaron & Melissa sprung a leak while berthed at Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard and local firefighters were called to the scene and placed booms around the fishing vessel to contain any pollution released. The cause of the water ingress was not reported.