On July 21, the 24 meter long fishing vessel Lady Anna caught fire off Honolulu Harbor, Oahu. The crew was alerted as dense black smoke appeared from the engine room. The blaze was caused by a short circuit with the diesel generator and quickly engulfed the longliner. The eight crew were able to abandon ship to another nearby fishing vessel Saphire III while firefighting vessels arrived on scene. No reports of injuries. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze a short time later. The Lady Anna sustained significant damage, but remained seaworthy and was towed back to port.
The 65 foot long passenger ship Spirit of Kona ran ashore and later sank near the Kailua-Kona Lighthouse on the island of Hawaii. The vessel broke free as Tropical Storm Darby passed over the island. The Spirit of Kona washed up on the rocks sustaining significant damage before the vessel drifted offshore and sank. No reports of injuries as no one was on board at the time of the incident. Authorities report large chunks of floatsom and diesel fuel along the shore. The passenger ship had some 600 gallons of diesel fuel on board along with hydraulic and lube oils. Reports state the vessel was valued over 1 million dollars (US).
On July 19, the 673 dwt cargo vessel Unilink II ran aground off Barangay Poblacion, Naga, Philippines. The Unilink II had dropped anchor earlier that day, but the weather worsen with increased winds and waves causing the anchor to drag. The Unilink II drifted until it struck some concrete pilings and eventually ran ashore. No reports of injuries to the 19 crew on board or pollution released. The vessel was to be inspected for damage. Authorities have detained the Unilink II until owner’s settle damages caused to the concrete piers by the incident.