The 42 foot long fishing vessel Tamara ran aground near Ocean Shores, Washington. The Tamara had gone aground in shallow water and the two crew rescued assistance. A motor lifeboat was dispatched to the scene, but the water was too shallow to reach the stranded fishing vessel. A Jayhawk helicopter arrived on scene and hoisted the crew to safety. The two men were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Reports state pollution was spotted around the vessel. The Tamara had up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of the grounding. A response crew has been contracted to clean up the pollution.
On August 9, the 82 meter long cargo vessel Kelt ran aground on Siamaa Lake off Lappeenranta, Sweden. The Kelt was en route to Likoseenlahti from Vyborg when the cargo vessel suffered a power blackout. The blackout was caused by a monitoring system on the cooling water tank. No reports of injuries. Divers inspected the hull for damage before it was refloated. The hull was found to suffered only minor dents and the Kelt was allowed to proceed on its voyage.