The 39 meter long, 247 dwt standby vessel OMS Pollux allided into a concrete pile next to a wind turbine under construction in the Irish Sea off Walney Island , England. The OMS Pollux had been at anchor off the construction site when one of the anchor lines parted allowing the vessel to swing around and strike the concrete pile. The standby vessel sustained damage to its port hull below the waterline puncturing one of the fuel tanks. No reports of injuries to the 18 persons on board. The RNLI lifeboat from Barrow arrived on scene and found the OMS Pollux was not taking on water. The vessels proceeded to Liverpool due to the fuel leak. The Barrow lifeboat escorted the OMS Pollux until it was met by the Lytham and Hoylake lifeboats which escorted the supply vessel the rest of the way to Liverpool. The vessel will remain outside the port until the fuel leak is stopped. Reports state the port of Barrow refused entry to the OMS Pollux due to the fuel leak. The MAIB has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 81 meter long, 3150 dwt freighter Swanland sank in the Irish Sea off Bardsey Island, Wales. The Swanland loaded with 3000 tons of limestone encountered high winds and heavy seas when it was struck by a large wave. The wave struck the Swanland causing the hull to break-in-two then rollover and sink. An mayday call was received by authorities who launched a search for survivors. Six helicopters, five RNLI lifeboats, four coastguard teams, and other craft conducted a search of the area. Two crewmen were rescued a few hours later when they were spotted by a helicopter. A body of a crewman was later found and recovered. Five other crewman were listed as missing.