The 2-masted sailing vessel Flying Dutchman ran aground in Oban Bay. The Flying Dutchman had run aground during low tide on a reef locally known as “The Scrat”. The RNLI lifeboat responded to the scene and help disembark the passengers safely. The Flying Dutchman later refloated on the rising tide and was towed by the lifeboat to the pier in Oban. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution.
The 109 meter long cargo vessel Kazakh collided with the 114 meter long cargo vessel Dolphin 7 on the Don River near Azov, Russia. The two vessels sustained some damage and reported to drop anchor to be surveyed. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. No further details reported.
On August 26, the 15 meter long fishing vesselSiempre Cacharelos capsized and sank in the Bay of Biscay off the Navia, Spain. The fishing vessel had it’s rig snagged on a rock which caused the vessel to spin and lose stability. The six crewmen on board were able to jump into the water before the vessel capsized. The crew held onto the hull and flotsam for 45 minutes until they were rescued by a nearby fishing vessel. The men were taken to Ḷḷuarca where they received treatment at the local hospital. Reports state the men were in good shape after the incident.