The 95 meter long, 5050 dwt general cargo vessel Nicola became disabled off Pentland Firth, Scotland. The Nicola had suffered engine failure and gone adrift near Strathy Point. The crew alerted authorities who dispatched the Coastguard tug Herakles to the scene. The tug took the Nicola under tow and proceeded to Scapa Flow. No reports of injuries to the 8 crew, damage or pollution released.
- MV Nicola anchored in Scapa Flow by ETV Herakles (forargyll.com)