On June 24, the 132 meter long, 16949 dwt cargo vessel Thorco Lineage ran aground off Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia. The cargo vessel was en route to Hobart, Australia from Baltimore, United States when it ran ashore along the northern edge of the atoll. No reports of injuries to the 18 crew on board, damage or pollution released.
Authorities dispatched the multi-purpose naval vessel Bougainville to the scene. The Bougainville will attempt to refloat the Thorco Lineage. The Bougainville was able to attach a towline and pull the cargo vessel free. However, the the towline broke leaving the Thorco Lineage adrift in the open sea. Reports state the Thorco Lineage drifted away from the shoreline and a tug from Papeete was dispatched to take over the towing of the cargo vessel later the same day. Authorities are still monitoring the situation.