On August 3, the 79 foot long schooner American Eagle ran aground in Somes Sound near Mount Desert Island, Maine. The schooner was participating in a regatta with 25 passengers when it got stuck. The crew contacted the Coast Guard who arrived on scene a short time later. The Coast Guard safely transported the passengers off the schooner. The crew remained on aboard waiting for the next high tide to refloat the American Eagle. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On August 3, the 126 meter long, 319,999 dwt VLCC tanker Dream II collided with the 366 meter long, 165,908 dwt container ship MSC Alexandra in the Singapore Strait off Sebarok Island, Singapore. The Dream II’s bow struck into the portside hull of the MSC Alexandra. The tanker sustained significant damage to its bow and the container ship sustained hull damage to its port stern and a dozen empty containers fell overboard. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities detained both vessels at a nearby anchorage while conducting an investigation into the incident. Initial reports state the duty officers on both vessels failed to communicate before the collision.