The 122 meter long, 5712 dwt cargo vessel Levant Horizon ran aground on the Tagus River off Oieras, Portugal. The vessel had departed from Lisbon when it veered off the fairway and ran into shallow water. Unable to free itself, the Levant Horizon requested assistance. Two tugs arrived on scene and several hours later with the rising tide the Levant Horizon was successfully refloated. The vessels proceeded to Lisbon for inspection. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The fishing vessel Avô Melro went aground just off the coast near Arrifana, Portugal. The vessel was in bad weather when it blown ashore. The six crew on board were safely airlifted off the Avô Melro and taken to Montijo. No reports of injuries. No further details reported.
The 24 meter long, 191 gt fishing vessel Mar da Galega caught fire off Penuche, Portugal. The Mar da Galega was fishing for mackerel and hake when the crew were alerted to a fire in the engine room. The crew sealed off the compartment to contain the blaze and turned on the fire suppression system, but the system was unable to extinguish the blaze. The Mar da Galega requested assistance with several vessels coming to her aid. The fishing vessel was taken under tow to Peniche where the fire was finally extinguished. No reports of injuries to the six crew on board or pollution released.