The 135 meter long, 15100 dwt asphalt/bitumen tanker Damia Desgagnes became disabled and went aground on the St. Lawrence River near the Iroquois Lock. The Damia Desgagnes had suffered a mechanical failure before it had run aground. The vessel sustained no damage, injuries or pollution released.
Reports state two tugs arrived and pulled the tanker free. Also, the crew were able to repair the mechanical issue and the Damia Desgagnes was proceeding on its voyage.
The 151 meter long, 5455 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Med Star caught fire near Rhodes, Greece. The ferry had departed from Rhodes with 33 vehicles bound for Santorini when the vessel suffered a fire in the engine room. The fire quickly grew spreading into the ferry’superstructure. Twenty persons on board abandoned ship into a lifeboat while 12 crew remained on board to extinguish the blaze.
Authorities dispatched multiple vessels to assist which arrived on scene a short time later. Reports state the vessel was towed back to Rhodes and the fire was brought under control. No reports of injuries or pollution released.