On May 28, the fishing vessel Aspiration ran aground near Santa Clara, California. The vessel approached the mouth of the Santa Clara River when it ran aground just south of the Ventura harbor. There were no injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the vessel had its fuel removed and the fishing vessel will be pulled off the beach on the next high tide. The incident is under investigation by local authorities.
On May 27, the 89 meter long, 3609 dwt cargo vessel Hydra became disabled on the Kiel Canal near Rüsterbergen, Germany. The Hydra was en route to Delfzijl when it suffered a fire in the engine room that damaged the vessel’s switchboard. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze, but the fire disabled the cargo vessel. The Hydra drifted until it ran aground onto a canal embankment. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and took the Hydra under tow back to port. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On May 27, the 133 meter long, 4150 dwt tanker Volgoneft 217 ran aground on the Nizhnyaya Scheksna River near Cherepovets, Russia. The Volgoneft 217 was headed to St. Petersburg from Yaroslavl when it suffered steering failure and ran aground. The vessel was able to refloat itself the next day and proceeded to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.