The 70 meter long, 567 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Trans-Asia 8 ran aground near Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. The ferry was en route to Cebu City with 124 passengers and 51 crew when it grounded while doing a maneuver. The vessel remain aground a few hours before it was able to refloat itself. The ferry was inspected by divers and was allowed to proceed on its way to Cebu City. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On April 27, the 63 foot long fishing vessel Paulo Marc became disabled 90 miles off Portland, Maine. The trawler had suffered engine problems which left it without power while out fishing for groundfish. The vessel requested assistance with the Coast Guard dispatching the 87 foot cutter to the scene. The cutter towed the Paulo Marc towards Portland where near the shoreline another fishing vessel took over the tow. No reports of injuries to the four crew on board.
The 366 meter long container ship MSC Fabiola ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal, Egypt. The MSC Fabiola was en route to Oman from Malta when it suffered engine failure. Without power, the boxship drifted aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Traffic on the canal was blocked with eight ships detained. The MSC Fabiola remain aground until the following day when it was refloated assisted by six tugs.