The 164 meter long, 20718 dwt tanker Emanuele S became disabled on the St. Lawrence Seaway near Valleyfield, Quebec. The Emmanuel S suffered a mechanical malfunction with steering and dropped anchor near the Larocque Bridge while en route to Montreal. The crew was unable to make repairs and requested a technician to be flown to the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On June 24, the 132 meter long, 16949 dwt cargo vessel Thorco Lineage ran aground off Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia. The cargo vessel was en route to Hobart, Australia from Baltimore, United States when it ran ashore along the northern edge of the atoll. No reports of injuries to the 18 crew on board, damage or pollution released.
Authorities dispatched the multi-purpose naval vessel Bougainville to the scene. The Bougainville will attempt to refloat the Thorco Lineage. The Bougainville was able to attach a towline and pull the cargo vessel free. However, the the towline broke leaving the Thorco Lineage adrift in the open sea. Reports state the Thorco Lineage drifted away from the shoreline and a tug from Papeete was dispatched to take over the towing of the cargo vessel later the same day. Authorities are still monitoring the situation.
The 76 meter long, 2357 dwt cargo vessel Mutha Pioneer became disabled off Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Mutha Pioneer suffered a cargo shift and developed a significant list to port. Unable to right the vessel, the crew requested assistance. Two naval vessels from Sri Lanka responded to the scene and rescued all 11 crew off the Mutha Pioneer. No reports of injuries. No further details reported.