On April 26, the 101 meter long, 7226 dwt tanker Black Pearl became disabled in the Coral Sea near Gladstone, Australia. The Black Pearl was en route to Gladstone from Kaohsiung when it suffered engine failure. A tug was dispatched and took the tanker under tow before it drifted ashore. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 22 meter long fishing vessel Pacific Queen struck bottom and went aground near Petersburg, Alaska. The Pacific Queen suffered water ingress and the crew requested assistance. The crew of three abandoned ship and were rescued by the near by fishing vessel Windham Bay just as a Coast Guard helicopter arrived. No reports of injuries.
The fishing vessel Coral Sea went aground off Gourd Island near Ketchikan, Alaska. The five crew abandoned into the vessel’s life raft and were rescued by the fishing vessel Time Bandit.