The 86 meter long, 3638 dwt ro-ro ferry Suilven sank at Suva, Fiji. The ferry enter the harbor at Suva from Fiji’s northern islands when it suffered uncontrolled water ingress. The Suilven developed a list to starboard and began to settle by the stern. The 27 crew on board requested assistance. Several nearby vessels came to the Suilven aid and safely rescued all the crew before the ferry sank an hour later. No reports of injuries. Reports state there were no passengers on board. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 144 meter long, 16635 dwt tanker Stavfjord collided with the 41 meter long, 348 gt fishing vessel Helena Elizabeth – TX29 in the North Sea off Texel, Netherlands. The Helena Elizabeth was fishing in the navigation lane when the tanker struck. The Helena Elizabeth sustained damage to its beam and fishing gear. The trawler proceeded under its own power to Den Helder for repairs. The Stavfjord was undamaged and continued on its voyage from Terneuzen to Gothenburg in ballast. No reports of injuries or pollution released.