The 32 meter long, 231 gt search and rescue vessel Lifeline allided with a fishing vessel in the port of Valletta, Malta. The fishing vessel had suffered rudder failure and struck the Lifeline resulting in 15000 € damage on the Lifeline. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 40 meter long fishing trawler Angela Arcella capsized in Grand Harbour, Malta. The trawler was carrying bait when it was struck by the 152 meter long, 9422 dwt cargo vessel Maria. The Maria had suffered a mechanical failure while manuevering and struck the Angela Arcella, the moored 88 meter long, 2362 dwt cargo vessel Union and the 29 meter long, 190 dwt tug Lieni. The Angela Arcella rolled over on its port side spilling the two crewmen on board into the water. Both were later rescued and taken to hospital, but no reports of injuries. The Union and Lieni sustained no damage. Authorities responded and booms were placed around the Angela Arcella to contain any pollution released.
The 289 meter long, 172515 dwt bulk carrier Cape Tavor caught fire while berthed at the Palumbo Shipyard in Valetta, Malta. The fire erupted from one the vessel’s holds as shipyard crews were conducting repairs. Local fire brigade was requested and was able to extinguish the blaze a few hours later. No reports of injuries. Damage from the fire had not been reported. Later reports from the shipyard claimed no one was working in the hold at the time of the fire. Officials have launched an investigation into the incident.