The 57 foot long tugboat Bonnie G. Selvick capsized and sank on the Calumet River at Chicago, Illinois. The tugboat was attempting to make a turn near the 106th street bridge when it rolled over and capsized. The tug quickly filled and sank in the river. The two crewmen on board were able escape and swim ashore. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard was notified and deployed booms around the vessel to contain any pollution released.
On August 25, the 122 meter long, 3100 dwt inland tanker Lenaneft 2055 went aground on the Lena River near the 1132 km mark. The tanker was in ballast en route to Sangar. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Tugs were dispatched to the scene to aid in refloating the vessel.
The ferry Cetacea ran aground in Lynn Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts. The ferry was entering the harbor with 13 passengers and 4 crew when the vessel became stuck just off the pier. The Coast Guard launched a rescue vessel to the scene to monitor the situation. The Cetacea was to be refloated on the following high tide a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Cetacea had become disabled the prior month with 163 passengers and crew who stayed on the boat overnight until divers were able to clear a line.