The 134 meter long, 12711 gt research vesselAkademik Tryoshnikov went aground in the harbor at Montevideo, Uruguay. The vessel was maneuvering between berths in the harbor when it went aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Akademik Tryoshnikov was quickly refloated and proceeded to dock. Reports state a pilot was on board at the time of the grounding. The Akademik Tryoshnikov was built in 2012 and is scheduled to depart for Antarctica from Montevideo.
The 48 meter long fishing vessel Jung Woo 3 caught fire while berthed at Montevideo, Uruguay. The fire started in the engine room and quickly engulfed the entire ship. The crew was not able to extinguish the blaze and were forced to abandon ship. Two crew of the 41 on board died in the fire with another 10 injured crew were taken to hospital. Several crew suffered burns and smoke inhalation. Authorities towed the vessel out of the port to avoid the fire spreading to other ships.
The South Korean trawler Seo Jin No. 11 caught fire while in harbor in Montevideo, Uruguay. The fire onboard could not be contained and the vessel was towed out to the outer harbor. The Seo Jin was loaded with ammonia for the refrigeration system and fuel onboard. Reports state 38 crew evacuated with 1 crewman lost.