The 146 meter long, 19887 dwt tanker Chem Venus ran aground on the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Chem Venus had lost controlled when it struck three small sailboats before hitting bottom. No reports of injuries. The tanker sustained a 3 meter long hole in the bow and resulting water ingress. The sailboats were damaged, but remain afloat. No reports of pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.
On June 24, the 192 meter, 47257 dwt bulk carrier Weser Stahl became disabled on the Weser off Blexen, Germany. The Weser Stahl was proceeding up to Bremen when it suffered engine failure and went adrift. The disabled Weser Stahl was pulled by the river current when it struck the Blexen ferry pier. The Weser Stahl sustained only slight damage, but the pier was severely damaged. Reports state the bulk carrier was taken under tow over to a quay in Bremerhaven. Ferry service was suspended at Blexen. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 182 meter long tanker Champion Ebony ran aground near Nunivak, Alaska. The tanker was headed with 5400 tons of oil and fuel products when it touch bottom. The crew was able to refloat the Champion Ebony and proceed into deeper water. No reports of injuries to the 24 crew, damage or pollution released.