The 84 meter long, 4286 dwt tanker Kolin 5 ran aground in the Dardanelles off Kepez Limani, Turkey. The tanker was being used as a bunkering tanker at the port of Çanakkale when it suffered a power blackout after its main engine failed. The Kolin 5 drifted into shallow water onto a mudbank. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The crew was able to restart the engine and a salvage tug was able to refloat the tanker a short time later. The Kolin 5 was towed back to Kepez where it was inspected for damages.
On July 18, the 48 foot long fishing vessel Gladstone ran aground near Jones Island, Washington. The Gladstone had struck a rock and suffered water ingress before running aground. Two nearby vessels came to the aid of the Gladstone and safely rescued the single person on board. No reports of injuries. Authorities arrived on scene and found a sheen of diesel fuel had formed around the vessel. The Gladstone had some 900 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time. Some 700 gallons of fuel had been safely removed,. The Coast Guard and state authorities have dispatched a pollution response team to the scene. Reports states a salvage team was able to seal the hull and towed the Gladstone to a nearby marina.
A unnamed fishing boat caught fire in the Gulf of Thailand. The fire was spotted by the 36 meter long crewboat SC Glory 2 who quickly came to their aid. The crew of the SC Glory 2 arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the blaze and rescue all seven crew on the fishing vessel. Several crew of the fishing vessel had sustained burns and the crew of the SC Glory 2 provided medical aid.