On October 24, the 18 meter long fishing vessel Johannes Dirk – DK17 became disabled off Lauwersoog, Netherlands. The trawler had gotten its propeller fouled by a fishing net and went adrift. The crew requested assistance with the nearby fishing vessel Vier Gebroeder arriving on scene. The Vier Gebroeder began to tow the Johannes Dirk through the Wesgat when the KNRM lifeboat arrived and took over the tow. The lifeboat safely towed the Johannes Dirk to Lauwersoog. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On October 22, the 190 meter long cargo vessel Xin Zhou 18 collided with the 69 meter long cargo vessel Long Hao 1 on the Yangtze River near Zhenjiang, China. The Xin Zhou 18 was proceeding to Caofeidan from Zhenjiang in ballast when it struck the Long Hao 1 which was loaded with 2700 tons of sand. The Long Hao 1 capsized and rolled over after the collision. Reports state 3 crew of the Long Hao 1 were later rescued by a nearby fishing vessel. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Salvage of the Long Hao 1 was reported to have started.
The 116 meter long, 3340 dwt cargo vessel Amur 2505 ran aground on the Volga River near the 2837 kilometer mark. The Amur 2505 was en route to Rostov-on-Don from Turkmenistan with 2110 tons of carbamide when it grounded. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.