The 12 meter long fishing vessel Izel Vor foundered in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc off Grand Léjon Lighthouse, France. The crew had alerted authorities that the fishing vessel had uncontrolled water ingress and was in danger of sinking. Authorities dispatched two rescue vessels while the SNSM launched their lifeboat from Loguivy de la Mer. The two crew of the Izel Vor were safely rescued and taken back to Saint-Quay-Portrieux. No reports of injuries. The Izel Vor sank and rests under 7 meters of water. Authorities have issue a notice of the danger the wreck. No details if the fishing vessel will be raised and salvaged.
The 120 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Pampero ran aground on the Rhône at the locks in Sablons, France. The Pampero was en route to Lavera from Port de Bouc with a cargo of 2200 tons of vinyl chloride. As the tanker-barge proceeded out of the lock, it was pull back by suction towards the lock gate . Unable to overcome the current, the Pampero struck the downstream lock gate ripping the lock gate away. The Pampero struck with enough force to have its wheelhouse torn away and part of the hull buckled. The tanker-barge floated a short distance from the lock before it ran aground.
Authorities were alerted and dispatched some 70 persons to the scene. The Pampero had sustained three hull breaches releasing some of the toxic gas. Reports state the amount of gas released was low, but some nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution. Divers later arrived on scene and complete repairs and plug the leaks. Another tanker-barge was requested to offload the 2200 tons of cargo. Traffic on the Rhône remains closed above and below the lock until repairs to the lock and tanker-barge can be completed. No reports of injuries.
The 24 meter long, 103 gt fishing vessel Le Précurseur sprung a leak while bearthed at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. The fishing vessel suffered water ingress and developed a heavy list to port. Local fire brigades responded to the scene and were able to bring the flooding under control with a pump. No reports of injuries.