The 49 meter long fishing vessel Take Maru 55 ran aground off Cocos Island, Guam. The tuna boat was driven ashore as Tropical Storm Halong lashed the area with strong winds and heavy rain. The six crew on board abandoned ship and swam 700 yards to safety. The crew sheltered in the island’s resort until conditions improved enough to allow rescuers to arrive. No reports of injuries. Local authorities arrived and transferred the crew to Guam. The U.S. Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 294 meter long, 62920 dwt container ship RHL Fidelitas suffered water ingress while berthed in Shanghai, China. The RHL Fidelitas had completed loading cargo when it suffered water ingress in its engine room. The boxship suffered significant damage to the engine room. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Containers were offloaded and the RHL Fidelitas was taken to a nearby anchorage while the crew conducts repairs.
- RHL Fidelitas Collision (shipwrecklog.com)
The 140 meter long, 1393 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Tacoma became disabled in the middle of Pudget Sound while en route to Bainbridge Island, Washington. The Tacoma was on a regular scheduled voyage between Seattle and Bainbridge with 405 passengers and 138 cars when it suffered a power blackout and lost propulsion. The ferry dropped anchor and contacted the Coast Guard. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene. The tugs towed the ferry to Bainbridge Island where passengers and vehicles disembarked. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Tugs will tow the ferry to a repair dock to determine the cause of the source of the power blackout.