The 603 foot long self-unloader bulk carrier Mississagi ran aground on the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan. The Mississagi had departed from Bruce Mines, Ontario with a cargo of stone when it ran onto a shoal in Potagannissing Bay. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and boats from Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Reports state marine inspectors will inspect the vessel for damage while the crew of the Mississagi works with a salvage company to refloat the bulk carrier.
Reports state a workboat struck the lift-bridge over the Gouwe River near Waddinxveen, Netherlands. The workboat was passing under the bridge when part of the vessel was caught underneath. The allision cause metal to sheer away injuring one person on board the workboat. The bridge sustained damage and was closed to traffic. Reports state a crane will be needed to repair the bridge.
The 82 foot long fishing vessel Northern Pride caught fire off Kodiak Island, Alaska. The vessel was proceeding to Seward when it caught fire off Marmot Island. The three crew attempted to extinguish the blaze, but the smoke was too intense. Unable to contain the fire , the men sent out a distress call and abandoned ship. The three crew donned immersions suits and got into a life raft. A good Samaritan vessel had relayed the distress call to the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter arrived a short time later and hoisted the men to safety. No reports of injuries or pollution released.