On December 25, the MSV Sarojini was abandoned in the Indian Ocean off Mumbai, India. The dhow was en route to Beypore from Porbandar with 430 tons of soda ash when the vessel suffered a hull failure. A crack in the hull was near the vessel’s engine room which quickly flooded. The Sarojini sent out a distress call to the Indian Coast Guard which responded to the scene. The eight crew on board the Sarojini were safely rescued. The Coast Guard is monitoring the MSV Sarojini.
The 190 meter long, 46509 dwt bulk carrier Odigitria ran aground on the Delaware River near Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The Odigitria was refloated a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. A survey of the vessel will be conducted while authorities conduct an investigation into the incident.
On December 16, the 145 meter long, 10385 dwt cargo vessel Thorco Cloud sank after colliding with the 183 meter long, 37438 dwt tanker Stolt Commitment in the Singapore Strait near Batam Island. The Thorco Cloud was headed to Brazil with Steel when it was struck by the Stolt Commitment. Of the 12 crew on board the Thorco Cloud, six were later rescued. The remaining crew was reported as missing. The cause of the collision is under investigation.