The 33 meter long, 284 dwt freighter Stella sank in the Aegean Sea off Karpathos Island, Greece. The Stella was en route to Cyprus from Aliaga, Turkey in ballast when the vessel began to sink. The crew sent out a distress call before escaping into the vessel’s liferaft. Five of the 6 crew on board were later rescued. The master of the vessel was not with the crew and is still reported as missing. The cause of the sinking was not known.
The 130 meter long passenger ferryQueen of Nanaimo allided with a floating dock on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada. The float sustained some damage. While pulling away from the dock, the Queen of Nanaimo went aground. While it was maneuvering, the ferry was pushed by heavy winds causing the vessel aground. No injuries to the 22 crew and two passengers on board at the time.
Divers inspected a portion of the ferry’s hull and discovered the starboard propeller and shaft were damaged. A portion of the aft hull was also damaged. The Queen of Nanaimo was to be towed to Long Harbour on Salt Spring Island by several tugs. The Queen of Nanaimo will be drydocked to make the necessary of reports. BC Ferries announced scheduled sailings between Tsawwassen and Southern Gulf Islands are cancelled as another vessel is not available to replace the Queen of Nanaimo.