The 36 meter fishing vessel Scan Viking was disabled 30 miles off the coast of Ibiza, Spain. While en route to Alicante from Palma, the live fish carrier suffered a power blackout when its main engine failed. Adrift in bad weather, the Scan Viking contacted authorities in Palma for assistance.
Authorities dispatched the rescue boat Guardamar Caliope which arrived on scene a few hours later. The rescue boat was able to pass a towline over to the Scan Viking and headed towards Ibiza. After eight hours of a difficult tow in adverse weather, the Guardamar Caliope brought the Scan Viking back into port of Ibiza. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 196 meter long, 14565 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Palatine allided with a quay at Santander, Spain. The Palatine was attempting to berth at Santander when it struck the quay suffering a 11 meter long gash in the hull above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The Palatine was escorted to a shipyard at Astander where it will undergo repairs. Reports state the vessel may remain in the shipyard for over a week before repairs can be completed.
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.