On November 1, the 129 meter long, 11215 dwt tanker Akdeniz collided with the 155 meter long, 17145 dwt container ship Matilde A in the Black Sea off Constanta, Romania. Both vessels had pilots on board proceeding in bad weather when the Akdeniz struck the Matilde A. The Matilde A sustained damage with a two meter gash and a small hole below the waterline in a starboard ballast tank. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels proceeded to Constanta under their own power. The Matilde A was reported to proceed to a shipyard for my repairs. Constanta authorities has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 19 meter long fishing vessel Rosenvoll caught fire near the port of Mandal, Norway. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room disabling the Rosenvoll. The crew requested assistance with the NSSR rescue vessel Ægir responding. The Ægir towed the Rosenvoll back to Mandal. No reports of injuries.
On October 31, the 79 foot long fishing vessel Orion became disabled off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The trawler had suffered a mechanical fault causing engine failure. The Orion sent out a distress call with the Coast Guard responding. The Coast Guard dispatched the cutter Key Largo to the scene. The cutter was able to pass a line and began towing the Orion back to Gloucester. A few hours later, another fishing vessel took over the tow. Both fishing vessels reach Gloucester safely. No reports of injuries to the 5 crew of the Orion, damage or pollution released.