The 179 meter long, 30195 dwt bulk carrier Mallika Naree ran aground on the Elizabeth River off Norfolk, Virginia. The bulk carrier was entering port when suffered a power blackout and veered out of the channel and struck a buoy. Multiple tugs were dispatched and pulled the Mallika Naree free a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to monitor the situation. The Mallika Naree had arrived from France with a cargo of steel and cement.