The 580 foot long passenger cruise ship Marco Polo ran aground off Gravdal, Norway. The Marco Polo was passing too close to the rocky shore when it ran aground. Multiple tugs and Coast Guard vessels arrived on scene. Their efforts to refloat the cruise ship failed. The Marco Polo was able to refloat itself later with the rising tide. No reports of injuries to crew or passengers on board. The Marco Polo proceeded to a quay in Buksnesfjord.
The 140 meter long reefer cargo vessel Atlantic Lady collided with the 182 meter long tanker Kraslava in the Drogden Channel, Øre Sound between Malmö, Sweden and Copenhagen. The Atlantic Lady was en route to Bear Island from St. Petersburg when it was struck by the Kraslava. The Atlantic Lady sustained significant damage to its superstructure with numerous cabins destroyed. The Kraslava sustained a large gash to its starboard bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Atlantic Lady proceeded to an anchorage in Copenhagen. The Kraslava headed to Køge Bay. The Kraslava was in ballast from Santa Cruz heading to St. Petersburg.
The 45 foot long fishing vessel No Limits sank during a snowstorm off Rockland, Maine. The vessel had suffered water ingress and the three crew on board sent out distress call off Matinicus Island. The Coast Guard tried to contact the No Limits, but their calls went unanswered. The Coast Guard suspected the fishing vessel had sunk and launched a search and rescue operation dispatching a motor lifeboat and Jayhawk helicopter to the last known position. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and were alerted by a flare from a single life raft. The helicopter crew found there was just the captain of the No Limits in the raft. The Coast Guard hoisted him aboard and later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The two crew from the No Limits were still reported missing. The Coast Guard continued search and rescue operations. Covering some 130 square miles, the search for the missing men continued through out the night until the next day when operations suspended.