On May 24, the 71 meter long, 200 dwt high-speed ro-ro passenger ferry Isola Di Capraia ran aground in the Adriatic Sea at the harbor of San Nicola, Tremiti Islands, Italy. The ferry had sailed from Termoli with 27 passengers. As the Isola Di Capraia attempted to enter the harbor at San Nicola, it lost control. The crew drop both anchors, but the ferry continued forward until it ran aground on the outer breakwater. The ferry pulled itself free a short time later and proceeded to its berth. Divers inspected the hull and found minor damage to the bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The crew made repairs and the Isola Di Capraia was able to proceed back to Termoli. Reports state the ferry had suffered a mechanical breakdown resulting in the grounding.
On September 7 , the 40 meter long yacht Kanga caught fire in the Adriatic Sea off Dubrovnik, Croatia. The yacht had 9 passengers and 4 crew on board when an electrical short ignited a fire on board the vessel. The crew was unable to contain the blaze and requested assistance from the local fire brigades in Dubrovnik and from the island of Mljet. The crew and passengers on board the Kanga were safely evacuated while fire fighters worked to contain the fire. The fire would be eventually contained by the next day, but 3 fire fighters were injured. The Kanga suffered extensive damage with its superstructure destroyed and much of the hull damaged.
Authorities had the hull towed to Prapanto where the fire re-ignited again. Reports state the second fire was quickly controlled. Authorities have dispatched a response boat to the area to contain any pollution released.
Three laid-up cement carriers broke their moorings and blown ashore during a bora at Split, Croatia. The 94 meter long, 1375 dwt Vranjic, 1508 dwt Orebic and 66 meter long, 1392 dwt KRKA had been laid-up when heavy seas caused by strong wind gusts caused the vessels to break their moorings. The KRKA and Orebic washed ashore on Marian beach while the Vranjic ended up at Slatina. No reports of injuries as all three vessels were unmanned. Reports state that the bora recorded gusts reaching 216 km / h.