A 40 foot fishing boat caught fire in Long Island Sound near the entrance to the Housatonic River along the Connecticut shoreline. The crew requested assistance with the Coast Guard, local fire department and other fishing vessels responding. The fire on the vessel was extinguished, but the vessel sustained severe damage. The crew of three on board were taken to hospital. The burnt vessel was taken under tow back to port and pulled out of the water. Reports state the fishing boat still had 400 gallons of diesel fuel on board. The name of the vessel had not been released and the cause of the fire was not yet known.
The 73 meter long passenger ship Sandnes ran aground in the Lindøy Sound near South Rogaland, Norway. The Sandnes was on a sightseeing tour when it struck bottom. The hull suffered damage and water ingress, but the vessel’s pumps were able to control the flooding. The vessel requested assistance with a lifeboat dispatched to the scene. The lifeboat had divers who inspected the hull while assisting the Sandnes in its refloating efforts. The passenger vessel was refloated a short time later and proceeded to Stavanger. No reports of injuries or pollution released.