On July 19, the 122 meter long cargo vessel Myrte ran aground off Sluiskil, Netherlands. The Myrte was en route to Ghent from Tornio when it veered off course on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. Tugs were dispatched and pulled the Myrte free a short time later. The Myrte proceeded to Ghent where it berthed and inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 122 meter long, 7124 dwt general cargo vessel Myrte became caught fire and became disabled in the North Sea near Fair Isle, Shetland Islands. The Myrte had suffered a small engine room fire and the vessel lost power going adrift. The crew requested assistance with the nearby 78 meter long supply vessel Olympic Octopus,the coastguard tug Herakles and the 38 meter long tug Tystie came to her aid. The tug Tystie took the Myrte under tow. No reports of injuries to the nine crew on board. The Myrte was en route to Lerwick from Invergordon with a cargo of construction materials.