On October 29, the 153 meter long, 14359 dwt cargo vessel Ocean Freedom allided with a moored barge in the inner harbor at Corpus Christi, Texas. The Ocean Freedom, loaded with steel from Colon, struck directly into the empty barge damaging the bow of the cargo vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard dispatched a response team to the scene along with inspectors and investigators. Authorities has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 36 foot long fishing vessel Good Grief caught fire in Rands Harbor, North Falmouth, Massachusetts. The fishing vessel caught fire during the early morning which quickly engulfed the entire vessel along with a nearby 24 foot vessel. Firefighters arrived on scene and were able to extinguished the blaze on the Good Grief, but the nearby smaller vessel sank. No reports of injuries. Authorities have closed the area to shellfishing while there is an investigation into any pollution released. An investigation into the incident has been launched.