The 32 meter long, 231 gt search and rescue vessel Lifeline allided with a fishing vessel in the port of Valletta, Malta. The fishing vessel had suffered rudder failure and struck the Lifeline resulting in 15000 € damage on the Lifeline. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 289 meter long, 172515 dwt bulk carrier Cape Tavor caught fire while berthed at the Palumbo Shipyard in Valetta, Malta. The fire erupted from one the vessel’s holds as shipyard crews were conducting repairs. Local fire brigade was requested and was able to extinguish the blaze a few hours later. No reports of injuries. Damage from the fire had not been reported. Later reports from the shipyard claimed no one was working in the hold at the time of the fire. Officials have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 122 meter long, 8300 dwt freighter Botnia became disabled after problems with its steering gear while off Malta. The Botnia was taken under tow to Valetta. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.