The 32 meter long fishing vessel Sirius caught fire while berthed in the port of Stellendam, Netherlands. The fire started during the night in the wheelhouse and quickly the superstructure was engulf in flames. The local fire brigade from Stellendam and Goedereede struggled to contain the blaze. With the aide of the KNRM the fire was eventually brought under control a few hours later. No reports of injuries as no one was on board the Sirius at the time of the fire. The Sirius mooring lines had burnt and the vessel had to be towed back to the quay. Early reports state the fire most likely was started by an electrical short.
On August 14, the 138 meter long, 5446 dwt general cargo vessel Leonid Khotkin ran aground in the Azov-Don Sea Canal just outside of Azov, Russia. The Leonid Khotkin was en route to Turkey from Azov with a cargo of wheat when the vessel hit bottom. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Leonid Khotkin was later refloated the same day and proceeded to Azov for inspection.
On August 14, 2014, the 114 meter long, 3230 dwt river cargo vessel Vita went aground on the White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal on Vyg Lake. The Vita was headed to Perguba on Lake Onega in ballast when it grounded. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Vita was able to refloat itself and proceeded to Segezh on Lake Onega for inspection.