A chain ferry servicing between East and West Cowes ran aground at East Cowes, River Medina. The “floating bridge” had become stuck along the shoreline when the tide receded. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Ferry service was suspended for several hours until the following high tide. The same ferry became stranded a month earlier when it had become delayed unloading vehicles as the tide went out.
The 190 foot long ro-ro cargo vessel Sabre Spirit ran aground off Current Cut between Saint Thomas and Great Saint James in the US Virgin Islands. The vessel was en route to Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas from Tortola, British Virgin Islands when it grounded. The Sabre Spirit suffered some hull damage and water ingress. No reports of injuries to the 12 crew on board. Authorities from St. Thomas arrived on scene and temporary repairs were completed. The Sabre Spirit was refloated on the following high tide and proceeded to Crown Bay, Saint Thomas. No reports of pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.