The 98 meter long cargo vessel Minka C. became disabled off A Coruña, Spain. The Minka C. was en route to Brens from Szczecin with a cargo of 4000 tons of coal when it suffered engine failure in stormy seas. The Minka C. requested assistance as the crew were unable to restart the engines.
The authorities dispatched a tug from Bilbao which arrived on the scene a few hours later. The tug took the Minka C. under tow and proceeded to A Coruña. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 55 meter long, 471 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Soby capsized at Mindelo, Sao Vincente Island, Cape Verde. The Soby was unloading containers when one container slid on the vessel’s deck. The ferry continued to tilt with a heavy list to port. All the crew evacuated the Soby before it capsized and partially sank on its port side hull.
There are no reports of water pollution, but authorities are monitoring the area for leaks. Salvage operations will begin on the next high tide. Reports state the vessel had over 1oo tons of cargo still on board at the time.
The 62 meter long fishing vessel Kapitan Gromtsev became disabled off Malangsgrunnen, Norway. The trawler had suffered engine failure and went adrift. Authorities dispatched the patrol boat Harstad to the scene.
The Harstad took the Kapitan Gromtsev under tow and headed towards Tromsø. Later, a tug from Tromsø took over the tow and proceeded to berth at Tromsø. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.