The 20 meter long fishing vessel Howling Gale became disabled in Broadford Bay, Scotland. The Howling Gale had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The vessel sent out a distress call with the RNLI lifeboat from Kyle of Lochalsh responding. The RNLI lifeboat arrived on scene just as the vessel was just about to wash ashore. The lifeboat crew were able to pass a towline and pull the Howling Gale to safety. The vessels proceeded to Broadford later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 180 meter long, 35000 dwt bulk carrier Hanze Goteborg went aground off Portsmouth, Virginia. The Hanze Goteborg loaded with soybeans went aground in the Elizabeth River. The vessel was refloated the following day with the aid of several tugs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Hanze Goteborg was escorted by tugs and proceeded to a nearby berth. The cause of the grounding is under investigation.
The 96 meter long, 2523 dwt fishing vessel Kwang Ja Ho went aground just off the coast of Antarctica. The fishing vessel was loaded with 817 tons of krill when it struck bottom some 450 meters off the shore. The Kwang Ja Ho suffered damage to its fresh water tank. No reports of injuries to the 90 crew on board. No reports of pollution released. The Chilean Navy has dispatched a rescue mission to help rescue the crew and salvage the fishing vessel.