The 130 foot long offshore supply vessel Gloria May collided with a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Gloria May struck a shrimping vessel which sustained significant damage after the collision. The three crew on board the shrimper abandoned ship and were quickly rescued by the Gloria May. No reports of injuries. Reports state the shrimper vessel had some 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 200 gallons of oil on board at the time. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
On August 21, the 80 meter long cargo vessel RMS Goole ran aground on the Rhine River near Grietherort, Germany. The RMS Goole was en route to Bibao from Dusseldorf with a cargo of steel when it got stuck on a shoal. Behind the Goole was a container ship, which the Goole had passed on the Rhine earlier. The container ship had no time to veer away and struck the Goole from astern. The Goole sustained significant hull damage, but all above the waterline. No reports of injuries on either vessel. The container vessel reported some damage to its bow. The water police arrived on scene and later allowed both vessels to continue on their voyage after completing an investigation. The RMS Goole proceeded to Rotterdam. No details on the other vessel and its port of call. Damage to the Goole was later estimated to be over 10,000 euros.
The 26 meter long fishing vessel Acorn Ins237 suffered a power blackout off Auskerry, Scotland. The Acorn had suffered an electrical fault and could not restart the main engine. The crew contacted the Shetlands Coast Guard station who asked the RNLI station from Kirkwall to assist. The RNLI lifeboat reached the scene an hour later and shortly afterwards towed the Acorn to Kirwall. Both vessels arrived back in port a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.