On October 24, the 88 meter long, 520 dwt high speed ro-ro passenger ferry Osman Gazi 1 allided with a pier near Mudanya, Turkey. The Osman Gazi 1 was approaching Mudanya from Istanbul with 786 passengers and 178 vehicles when it suffered engine failure near the piers. The ferry struck near its starboard aft section resulting in hull damage. No reports of injuries. All passengers and vehicles were unloaded. Reports state the vessel was able to proceed under its own power to Istanbul for repairs.
The 59 foot long supply vessel Endeavour ran aground in St. Lucie Inlet off Sewall’s Point, Florida. The supply vessel was being used to bring aid to Haiti when it ran aground. The Endeavour later partially sank on the following high tide and released some of its 2000 gallons of diesel fuel on board. A light sheen was visible around the vessel. Authorities have contracted a salvage firm to raise the vessel and handle pollution cleanup. No reports of injuries to the five persons on board.
Correction: The tanker struck was the tanker Tank (imo: 8681460) not the tanker Good Success.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has stated it has rescued three of the 12 crew from the MT Tank. The stern section of the tanker sank quickly with 8 crew trapped. Only one body has been recovered.
Preliminary reports state the Elixir struck the MT Tank which broke-in-two. Divers were requested to inspect the sunken portion to ensure no-one was left trapped inside (as a cook survived in an air pocket for two days after a tugboat capsizing and sinking off Nigeria).