The 50 meter long passenger ro-ro ferry Insula Oya 2 ran aground in the Fromentine Channel off Vendée, France. The Insula Oya 2 was enroute from Fromentine to Yeu when it stranded on a sandbar. The vessel remained “high-and-dry” as the ferry was left on the bar in the receding tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The SNSM lifeboat from Fromentine arrived on scene and transferred the two passengers from the Insula Oya 2 back to shore. During the next high tide, multiple SNSM lifeboats were able to refloat the Insula Oya 2.
The 158 meter long bulk carrier Tolunay collided with the Turkish Coast Guard boat SG-25 in the Bosphorus, Turkey. The Tolunay was headed to Odessa from Casablanca when it struck the SG-25 causing it to capsize. Six of the seven crew members of the SG-25 were later rescued, but one man remained missing. Three of the rescued sustained injuries and were taken to hospital. The Tolunay proceeded to the anchorage off Buyukdere while authorities conduct an investigation.
The 71 foot long, 110 gt fishing vessel Lydia & Maya suffered uncontrolled flooding in the Gulf of Maine off Southwest Harbor, Maine. The crew alerted the Coast Guard that the fishing vessel was taking on water. A short time later, the EPIRB from the Lydia & Maya was sounded. The Coast Guard launched the 47-foot long response boat along with a Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. The helicopter arrived on scene and found the four crew of the Lydia & Maya in a life raft. All four crew were hoisted to safety. All four men were suffering from hypothermia and were taken to hospital for treatment. The fate of the Lydia & Maya was not reported. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.