The 221 meter long, 41850 dwt container ship Cap Norte caught fire near Mangalore, India. The fire started in one of the cargo containers loaded with chemicals. The vessel contacted authorities in Mumbai for assistance. When a rescue craft reached the scene, the crew had already extinguished the blaze. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The supply vessel En-One ran aground on the Gurupur river at Mangalore, India. The vessel had just been launched from the Bharati Shipyard when it stranded on a sandbank. No reports of injuries or damage. The water level on the river was low at the time of the grounding. Reports state the channel require dredging. The navigation channel in the river has been a source of friction between the shipyard and local fishermen.
A barge became stuck while working near the shoreline of Mangalore, India. The barge was laying pipeline when one of the hydraulic arms became stuck in the sea bed. As the tide rose, the barge started to take on water on the forward deck. The barge now rests aground with a high list with a section underwater 200 meters from the shoreline. Owners are attempting to retract the hyraulic arm and salvage the barge. Local fisherman are concern that oil pollution will be released.
The pipeline has been a source of friction between the nearby industry located in the Mangalore Special Economic Zone Limited (MSEZL) and fishermen. The pipeline will allow effluent discharge from treatment plants near where local communities fish. No further details reported.