On August 30, the 65 meter long, 1390 dwt tanker Virginia G ran aground near Dakar, Senegal. The Virginia G had been moored behind the lee of Goree Island when heavy swells broke the vessel’s lines. The tanker drifted until it ran ashore onto Mbattal beach. No reports of injuries. The Virginia G had been waiting for repairs at the time. Reports state some looting had occurred and authorities have placed security around the vessel.