On July 9, the 50 meter long offshore supply vessel Brompton Sun caught fire in Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin Island, Russia. The Brompton Sun was en route to an oil rig with 42 passengers when the fire started in the engine room. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze, but the supply vessel had sustained damage. The offshore supply vessel Katun arrived on scene and the passengers were safely transferred off the Brompston Sun. No report of injuries. The Brompton Sun returned back to port under its own power.
The 26 meter long, 31 dwt offshore supply vessel Njord Forseti allided with a wind turbine in the Borkum Riffgrund wind farm in the North Sea. The Njord Forseti bow sustained significant damage including a half meter crack in the hull allowing water ingress. The vessel’s own pumps kept the flooding under control. Three crew on board the Njord Forseti were injured during the incident. One crewman severely injured was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in the Netherlands. A DGzRS lifeboat was dispatched from Borkum to the scene. The lifeboat escorted the Njord Forseti back to the port of Eemshaven. No reports of pollution released.