The 135 meter long passenger ship Viking Odin ran aground on the Main River. The Viking Odin had departed from Aschaffenburg with 40 passengers when it suffered an electrical fault causing a power blackout. The river cruise ship lost steering, swung perpendicular by the wind and ran onto the embankment near Pompejanum. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The Viking Odin was able to restart the engine and authorities ordered the vessel to return back to Aschaffenburg. As the vessel made a turn, it suffered a second blackout and ran aground again. After the second incident, the vessel was towed to the berth in Aschaffenburg. Divers were requested to inspect the hull. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
On July 28, the 52 foot long fishing vessel Jamie K ran aground off Cape Blanco, Oregon. The Jamie K had suffered a power black out and was being driven toward the shore in 30 mph winds. The crew sent out a distress call to the Coast Guard requesting assistance. The fishing vessel struck bottom just 250 yards off the shore began to take on water. The four crew put on survival suits and planned to abandon ship into the vessel’s life raft. A Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene and lowered a rescue swimmer. However, the winch on the helicopter suffered a malfunction and could not hoist anyone up. The Coast Guard rescue swimmer took individually the 4 crew of the Jamie K to shore. Reports state the Jamie K had some 10,000 pounds of shrimp on board with 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Fuel had been released into the water. No reports of injuries.
On July 27, the 18.5 meter long fishing vesselLa Renaissance ran aground on the Nénéma Reef near Poum, New Caledonia The crew alerted the MRCC authorities which dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter arrived on scene and airlifted three of the six crew on board the fishing vessel. The owner of the La Renaissance requested a nearby a tug to refloat the vessel. After the first attempt to refloat the La Renaissance failed, the second attempt succeeded. The crew on board were able to restart the engines and proceeded to Koumac. A SNSM lifeboat escorted the La Renaissance back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.