The 107 meter long, 6285 dwt chemical tanker Jo Spirit ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The tanker had suffered engine failure while proceeding int the South Shore Canal. Without power, the Jo Spirit veered off course and struck the canal embankment. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Traffic in the area on the incident was halted on the St. Lawrence River. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene to refloat the tanker. The Jo Spirit was en route to Cuxhaven from Hamilton with a cargo of rum.
The 112 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Lobo Marinho allided with a pier at Vila Baleira on Porto Santo Island, Portugal. The ferry was proceeding into the port in heavy seas with waves reaching 5 meters and wind gusts reaching 70 km/h when the ferry struck the pier sustaining a small gash above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On October 16, the 80 meter long self-propelled barge Sv. Ap. Andrey ran aground on the Danube River near Osterhofen, Germany. The Sv. Ap. Andrey was proceeding to Regensburg from Passau with a cargo of steel pipes when it ran aground while allowing a passing vessel from the opposite direction. The barge sustained damage to its steering gear and rudder, but no reports of injuries or pollution released.