The 35 foot long fishing vessel Sea Pup ran aground on a jetty off Newport, Oregon. The fishing vessel was coming into the port when it struck the jetty. The master of the vessel was able to abandon ship and climb up onto the jetty to safety. The Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and motor lifeboat. No reports of injuries. Reports state some 80 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the water before the vessel broke up on the jetty. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 120 foot long passenger ship Royal Winner Princess II allided with a boat ramp pier near Snow’s Cut, North Carolina. The vessel had suffered a malfunction when a steering pump failed and the vessel drifted into the pier. The vessel was able to restore the pump and return to its berth. Reports state 6 of the 159 passengers on board suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 185 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Eurocargo Trieste allided with the 191 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Hellenic Spirit at Patras, Greece. The Eurocargo Trieste was attempting to moor when it struck the port side of the Hellenic Spirit. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released on either vessel. Both vessels were inspected and were allowed to leave port the following day.