On October 2, the 225 meter long, 75603 dwt bulk carrier Nordic Odyssey ran aground off Liepaja, Latvia. The Nordic Odyssey had departed from Liepaja with a partial cargo of grain when it grounded just outside the harbor. The next day the bulk carrier was refloated and proceeded to a nearby anchorage to be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 73 meter long, 2858 dwt cargo vessel Mehmet Akin allided with a pier at Kocaeli Liman, Turkey. The Mehmet Akin, loaded with cement, was attempting to berth when it struck the pier. No reports of injuries. The cargo vessel sustained damage with a small hole above the waterline. No pollution reported.