The 207 meter long, 2700 dwt passenger cruise ship Thomson Majesty became disabled on the Mediterranean Sea near Livorno, Italy. The Thomson Majesty had departed from Livorno bound for Corsica when it suffered a total power blackout. The passenger ship went adrift for several hours before the crew was able to restore power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Thomson Majesty returned to Livorno. No further details reported.
The 229 meter long, 27000 dwt car carrier Hoegh Asia ran aground at the entrance of Livorno, Italy. The vessel was entering the port with 6000 cars on board when it struck bottom. The Hoegh Asia remained firmly aground on the sandy bottom until the next day. Several tugs were able to refloat the vessel after shifting vehicles on the cargo decks. The car carrier proceeded into Livorno where it berthed. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Italian Coast Guard has dispatched inspectors to assess if the vessel suffered any hull damage.