The fishing vessel Pastor Carrillo caught fire off Almeria, Spain. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room. The three crew on board were rescued by another fishing vessel, Cañada Soriano. No reports of injuries. Reports state the fire was later extinguished, but the fishing vessel was heavily damaged and later sank before it could be towed back to port.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Stranger ran aground on the Wester Scheldt near Hoofdplaat, Netherlands. The Stranger had its anchor drag and drifted onto a sandbar by the stern. A lighter vessel was requested and the barge Carla assisted in lighter the cargo off the Stranger. Both barges remained aground until the next high tide when a tug pulled the Stranger free. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Stranger was allowed to proceed under its own power to Antwerp.