The 210 meter long, 7000 dwt passenger cruise ship Seabourn Encore allided with the 118 meter long, 8465 dwt cement carrier Milburn Carrier II at Timaru, New Zealand. The Seabourn Encore had been moored at Timaru as passengers were returning from a windy day ashore. The strong winds with gusts reaching up to 45 knots caused all four stern mooring lines to snap.
The other mooring lines broke as winds pushed the Seabourn Encore away from the quay and across the harbor. The cruise ship eventually reach the other side of the harbor and struck the berthed Milburn Carrier II. The Milburn Carrier II and the Seabourn Encore sustained hull damage. The Seabourn Encore continue to drift and struck the opposite wharf. No reports of injuries.
Reports state the Seabourn Encore was detained while Maritime New Zealand and local authorities investigate the incident. Both the Milburn Carrier II and Seabourn Encore will be surveyed for damages.
The 113 meter long, 6088 dwt cement carrier Cemstar ran aground off the southern end of Hugla Island, Norway. The Cemstar was headed to Kjøpsvik from Trondheim when the vessel made a navigational error and the vessel up onto the shore. No reports of injuries and no pollution released. Divers were requested and inspected the hull. Finding the hull intact, two tugs were dispatched to assist in refloating the Cemstar on the rising tide.
The 152 meter long, 21780 dwt cement carrier Divine Success caught fire while berthed in Tanjung Priok, Indonesia. The Divine Success had arrived from Sukabumi with a cargo of bulk cement when a fire started in the engine room. The crew alerted local authorities who requested three fire brigades to the harbor. Helped by two tugboats, the fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze several hours later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.