On June 20, the 229 meter long, 84040 dwt tanker Theresa Arctic ran aground off Kilifi, Kenya. The Theresa Arctic was headed to Mombasa with 27,500 tons of vegetable oil from Port Klang, Malaysia when it ran up on a reef. The crew requested assistance and a tug was dispatched to the scene. The tanker could not be refloated, but the tug was able to keep the Theresa Arctic from being pushed higher onto the reef by strong winds. Additional tugs were dispatched and were monitoring the situation.
The tanker was reported to be firmly aground, but no reports of water ingress or pollution released. A vessel has been dispatched from Beira, Mozambique to the site to help with lightering some of the cargo.