The offshore supply vessel Celeste Ann collided with an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River near Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The Celeste Ann later sank. The 4 crew and 19 passengers on board were able to be safely transferred to another nearby vessel. No reports of injuries. The rig was undamaged. Some pollution was released with a gasoline sheen was spotted where the Celeste Ann sank. A boom was deployed to contain the spill. The cause of incident was not yet known. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 30 meter long catamaran passenger ship Victoria Clipper 3 suffered a fire while on a day trip to the San Juan Islands from Seattle. The fire started in some insulation surrounding the vessel’s engines. The crew sealed the room and extinguished the blaze using the vessel’s fire suppression system. No reports of injuries to the crew or the 159 passengers on board. The vessel proceeded to a nearby marina. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 74 meter long ro-ro ferry Brandal allided with a quay at Halsa, Norway. The Brandal was proceeding too fast and was unable to stop before it struck the dock. The quay suffered only a small amount of damage, but the vessel had to reverse to unload vehicles as the ferry’s gate was damaged in the allision. No reports of injuries or pollution released.