The 36 meter long, 70 dwt catamaran passenger ferry Koegelwieck ran aground in the Wadden Sea near Terschelling, Netherlands. The ferry was en route to Harlingen with 82 passengers and 5 crew when it veered out of the fairway. Three tugs were dispatched along with a KNRM lifeboat from West-Terschelling to the scene. The tugs were able to free the Koegelwieck which proceeded under its own power to Harlingen. There the ferry was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 87 meter long, 750 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Nearchos ran aground on the islet of Nea Kameni off Santorini, Greece. The Nearchos was underway with 13 crew and five passengers along with their 5 lorries bound to Thira from Mykonos when it ran ashore on the islet. The ro-ro ferry sustained damage to its hull along the portside of the foreship.
The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched several vessels to the scene along with divers to inspect the hull. The Greek Coast Guard deployed booms around the ferry to contain any pollution that may be released. Reports state the passengers were safely evacuated.
On September 26, the ro-ro passenger and cargo ferry Sabuk Nusantara 35 ran aground off Singkil, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Sabuk Nusantara 35 had departed from Singkil bound for Banjak Islands when it suffered engine failure. Without power the Sabuk Nusantara 35 drifted off course and stranded just 200 meters off the shoreline. No reports of injuries to the 12 passengers and 20 crew on board. Passengers were later evacuated back to the port.