On August 24, the 226 meter long, 41342 dwt bulk carrier Gleamstar ran aground on the Parana River near Ramallo. The vessel was en route to San Nicolas, Argentina when it grounded in the River to low water levels. The Gleamstar remained aground until tugs were able to pull the vessel free the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 180 meter long, 40481 dwt bulk carrier La Richardais became disabled in the North Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands. The La Richardais was 1 mile away from the port of Las Palmas when it suffered engine failure. The bulker requested assistance with the search and rescue vessel Miguel de Cervantes responding. The SAR vessel took the La Richardais under tow to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 190 meter long, 56891 dwt bulk carrier Pan Spirit ran aground at Mombasa, Kenya. The Pan Spirit had arrived from a voyage from Al Jubail and was maneuvering to berth in Mombasa when it ran aground. The bulk carrier remain stuck for several hours until it could be refloated later the same day. No reports of injuries or pollution released.