On June 6, the 16 meter long fishing vesselEmma Louise became disabled off Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall. The crabber had developed a fault in its steering gear and was unable to maneuver. The vessel requested assistance with the RNLI lifeboat from Newyln responding. The lifeboat was quickly able to connect a towline to the Emma Louise and proceeded back to Newlyn. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 90 meter long, 4891 dwt general cargo freighter Waaldijk ran aground on the Kiel Canal near Kudensee, Germany. The vessel had lost steering and ran onto the south embankment. The crew requested assistance with a tug dispatched to the scene. The tug Luchs was able to refloat the Waaldijk which proceeded on its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 193 meter long, 30586 dwt cargo/container ship Antonio caught fire while berthed in Corpus Christi, Texas. While the crew was unloading a cargo of wind turbine blades, the fire broke out inside one of the cargo when sparks from a welding torch set some wood supports alight. Local fire crews battled the blaze for several hours fighting hot spots and dense black smoke. The firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but two had to be taken to hospital. One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while the other heat exhaustion. No reports of injuries to the crew of the Antonio.