The 99 meter long, 2708 dwt fishing vessel Juvel caught fire while berthed in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay. The fire started in a cabin during the early morning hours of July 9. The fire released out dense smoke with toxic gases. The crew were unable to extinguish the flames and requested assistance. Firefighters assisted by port Tugs and the Navy were able to bring the blaze under control by late afternoon. One of the 10 crew on board the Juvel sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. The amount of damage to the Juvel was not reported.
The 28 meter long fishing vessel Albamar ran aground at Piriápolis, Uruguay. The Albamar was heading out to sea when it became disabled and went adrift. The vessel drifted until it ran ashore. No further details reported.
On April 23, the 190 meter long, 55700 dwt bulk carrier Beatrice ran aground on the Paraná River near Rosario, Uruguay. The Beatrice had departed from Rosario en route to Salif, Yemen when it ran aground. The bulk carrier remained aground for several hours until tugs were able to pull the vessel free. The Beatrice proceeded to Puerto Paraná where it will be surveyed for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.