The 368 meter long, 122,625 dwt container ship YM Wish ran aground on the Elbe off Glückstadt, Germany. The YM Wish had suffered engine failure allowing the vessel to drift aground before the anchors could be dropped. Multiple tugs were requested and were able to refloat the boxship later the same day. The tugs towed the YM Wish to Brunsbüttel for inspections. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 190 meter long, 6277 dwt ro-ro passenger ship Sun Flower Daisetsu caught fire off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. The Sun Flower Daisetsu was en route to Tomakomai from Tokyo with 71 passengers and 23 crew. Reports states a fire started from one of the 160 trucks on the cargo deck. The fire quickly grew and got out of control and the crew quested assistance. Authorities dispatched 15 patrol boats along with 5 helicopters to the scene. The crew mustered all the passengers on board to the lifeboat stations where they gathered on deck wearing life jackets. When authorities arrived, all 71 passengers and 22 crew were evacuated off the ferry. One crew member was reported missing.
On July 28, the 110 meter long self-propelled barge Baroda ran aground on the Rhine off Mainz, Germany. The Baroda had departed from Mainz with 1600 tonnes of soy products when it became stuck just outside the industrial port. Another vessel which had come from Basel came to the Baroda’s aid. The vessel pulled the Baroda free later the same day. The Baroda proceeded to Duisburg where it was inspected by authorities. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.