The 35 meter long fishing vessel Kas Ken HG-77 became disabled off Gonvika, Norway. The Kas Ken HG-77 went adrift in 5 meter waves when its propeller became fouled by its own net. The 4 man crew was pulling up the net when it jammed into the vessel’s propeller. The crew requested assistance with the Coast Guard vessel and NSSR lifeboat responding. The rescue boats arrived and took the Kas Ken HG-77 under tow back to Gonvika. There the net was cut free by divers. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On May 27, the 40 foot long towboat sank on the Mississippi River off Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The vessel had sunk during the early morning hours with no one on board. The vessel had some 150 gallons of fuel on board and the Coast Guard was monitoring to see if any pollution has been released. Reports state the Little Mike sank outside the navigation channel and does not intefere with river traffic. The owners have stated they will wait until the river level drops before salvage begins.
The 138 meter long, 9002 dwt container ship Conmar Island became disabled off Norrkoping, Sweden. The Conmar Island was proceeding to a berth when it was pushed into a buoy and the vessel’s propeller got entangled in the buoy anchor chain. The boxship dropped anchor until it was freed a sort time later by the aid of two tugs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.