The 145 meter long, 7341 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Volcán de Teneguía became disabled off Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. The vessel was en route to Santa Cruz from Cádiz when it suffered a fire in the engine room. The crew was able to contain the fire quickly, but the fire had damaged the main engine. Without power the Volcán de Teneguía went adrift. Authorities dispatched response vessels to the scene. The pollution control vessel Miguel de Cervantes arrived on scene and took the cargo vessel under tow. The vessels proceeded to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria where it arrived the following day. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 157 meter long passenger cargo vessel Swaraj Dweep suffered water ingress in the Bay of Bengal off Car Nicobar Island, India. The vessel had 250 passengers bound for Nancowry when the vessel sprung a leak in cargo hold 2. The vessel’s pumps were unable to control the flooding and was in danger of sinking. The crew requested assistance with the Indian Coast Guard vessel responding. The Coast Guard provided a dewatering pump which was able to dewater the cargo hold and bring the flooding under control. Another vessel was dispatched to the scene to unload the passengers off the Swaraj Dweep. No reports of injuries.