The 65 foot long former survey vessel Mamala sank on the Wishkah River in Aberdeen, Washington. The wooden-hull vessel had sunk during the night while moored in the river. No reports of injuries. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
On November 6, the 16 meter long survey vessel Lotty ran aground on the rocks in Örefjärden near Nordmaling, Sweden. Authorities dispatched aircraft to the scene and found a sheen of pollution around the grounded vessel. Two vessels were dispatched to the scene. One laid out booms around the Lotty while the other began to removal of the remaining fuel on board the Lotty. Initial investigations found some 350 litres of diesel fuel had been released. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Lotty will be salvaged.
The 56 meter, 336 dwt survey vessel Gipanis ran aground in the first Kuril Strait while en route to Petropavlovsk from Severo-Kurilsk. The Gipanis had stranded by the bow, but was able to refloat itself a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.