The 48 meter long fishing vessel Halten Bank II suffered a fuel leak while moored at Norsk Stål, Norway. The local fire brigade responded and placed booms around the vessel to contain the pollution released. Two engineers board the fishing vessel looking for the source of the leak in the engine room, but after hours of searching were not able to find the leak. The Halten Bank II had suffered power loss after its engine failed the prior week.
The 39 meter long, 247 dwt standby vessel OMS Pollux allided into a concrete pile next to a wind turbine under construction in the Irish Sea off Walney Island , England. The OMS Pollux had been at anchor off the construction site when one of the anchor lines parted allowing the vessel to swing around and strike the concrete pile. The standby vessel sustained damage to its port hull below the waterline puncturing one of the fuel tanks. No reports of injuries to the 18 persons on board. The RNLI lifeboat from Barrow arrived on scene and found the OMS Pollux was not taking on water. The vessels proceeded to Liverpool due to the fuel leak. The Barrow lifeboat escorted the OMS Pollux until it was met by the Lytham and Hoylake lifeboats which escorted the supply vessel the rest of the way to Liverpool. The vessel will remain outside the port until the fuel leak is stopped. Reports state the port of Barrow refused entry to the OMS Pollux due to the fuel leak. The MAIB has launched an investigation into the incident.