The 87 meter long cargo vessel Blue Note became disabled off Andros Island, Greece. The Blue Note had suffered engine failure while in bad weather heading towards Haifa. Without power, the Blue Note began to drift towards the shore. The crew dropped anchor and kept the vessel from going ashore. The following day, the crew restored power. The vessel was reported to be heading towards Almyros. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 164 meter long bulk carrier Good Faith ran aground in the Aegean Sea along the coast of Andros Island, Greece. The bulk carrier had departed from Eleusis in ballast bound for the Odessa, Ukraine. During the night, the Good Faith had encountered stormy weather with gale strength winds. The bulk carrier was blown on to the rocky shoreline. The vessel’s hull was punctured and suffered water ingress. The master of the Good Faith requested assistance and evacuation of the 22 crew on board. The Greek Coast Guard along with Air Force helicopters responded to the scene. The helicopters were able to hoist all 22 crew off the vessel safely. Authorities dispatched anti-pollution vessel to the scene along with three tugs. Reports state a Lloyds Open Form has been signed. No reports of injuries.