The 292 meter long, 175,620 dwt bulk carrier Minerva Faith ran aground in the Suez Canal near the 101 kilometer mark. The Minerva Faith was en route to Suez from Narvik when it veered from the channel and ran aground on a sandbank. The bulker was unable to refloat itself and requested assistance. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and refloated the vessel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 100 meter long, 3725 dwt container ship Bermuda Islander ran aground on the Delaware River near Salem, New Jersey. The boxship had suffered a power blackout and went adrift when it ran aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Bermuda Islander was refloated the following day and berthed in Salem.
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- Coast Guard responding to ship aground on Delaware River (uscgnews.com)
The 106 meter long, 6250 dwt cargo vessel Kelly C ran aground in the Eo near the port of Ribadeo, Spain. The Kelly C was departing from Ribadeo when it ran aground on a sandbank. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Eo Estuary is known to be difficult to navigate due to silting which is the most likely cause of the grounding.