The passenger vessel Celia Thaxter became disabled on the Piscataqua River off Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Celia Thaxter was on a sight-seeing tour with 24 passengers and 2 crew when it’s suffered engine failure. The vessel drifted with the river current until it was pushed against the Sarah Long Bridge. The crew requested assistance with the Coast Guard and local authorities responding. All the passengers and one crewman were transferred off the Celia Thaxter over to a nearby pier before it was pulled free and towed back to its berth in Portsmouth. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 116 meter long, 3337 dwt cargo vessel Amur 2527 ran aground in the Black Sea entering the port of Samsun, Turkey. The vessel was arriving from Eysk with a cargo of wheat when it went off course and stranded just within the breakwater. The Amur 2527 was later refloated with the aid of tugs and proceeded into the harbour. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The reason for the grounding was not reported.