The 18 meter long, 97 gt vessel Seifjord became disabled in Lukk Sound near Løfallsstranda, Norway. The Seifjord had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The crew quickly dropped anchor and requested assistance. A NSSR lifeboat along with the Norwegian Coast Guard was reported to have responded. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On August 8, 2014, the m/v Andeswara sank off South Sumatra, Indonesia. The vessel was last reported at 03 13 S, 106 13E with 37 people on board. The vessel was en route to Bangka Toboali from Mud River when it encountered heavy seas with waves reaching 3 meters in height. The Andeswara quickly flooded and sank. Authorities and local fishermen rushed to the scene and found some 15 survivors. The search continued with an additional 9 bodies were recovered.
The diesel transport vessel Sunshine went aground on the shore at Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates. The vessel was transporting 160 tons of fuel when it suffered engine failure before going ashore. No reports of injuries. Some pollution was reported as some of the Sunshine’s fuel was released into the water. A tug attempted to pull the Sunshine free, but the tug became stuck in the nearby shallow water. Authorities have ordered the owners to remove the vessel in three days. Reports state the authorities and coast guard was on the scene monitoring the scene. Nearby residents were told to close their air vents to prevent the fumes from entering their home.
- Ship that ran aground off Umm Al Quwain being emptied (gulfnews.com)