The 180 meter long, 40441 dwt tanker Rinella M ran aground in the Bay of Kastela off Split, Croatia. The Rinella M had recently completed unloading its cargo from Gaeta at the terminal in Solin when strong winds battered against the tanker. As the winds increased, the Rinella M torn away from its mooring and drifted away from its berth. With the crew unable to start the engines, the Rinella M was pushed by the wind across the bay onto the shallow rocks off the islet of Barbarinac.
Authorities arrived on scene and found all 22 crew on board were safe. No reports of injuries. A response team was dispatched with divers to inspect the hull for damage. No signs of pollution being released.
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.