On September 17, the 190 meter long, 57269 dwt bulk carrier Pan Crocus ran aground in the Persian Gulf off Mesaieed, Qatar. The tanker was approaching the port when it ran aground. The vessel requested assistance with four tugs responding. No reports of injuries. No further details reported.
On September 15, a barge on Lake Michigan exploded off Michigan City, Indiana. The barge was being used to pull in buoys when there was a fuel leak on board. The crew turned the engine off just before an electrical spark caused an explosion. Three crew sustained injuries and were taken to hospital. Authorities placed a boom around the hull as fuel was released in to the lake. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.