The 40 meter long fishing trawler Angela Arcella capsized in Grand Harbour, Malta. The trawler was carrying bait when it was struck by the 152 meter long, 9422 dwt cargo vessel Maria. The Maria had suffered a mechanical failure while manuevering and struck the Angela Arcella, the moored 88 meter long, 2362 dwt cargo vessel Union and the 29 meter long, 190 dwt tug Lieni. The Angela Arcella rolled over on its port side spilling the two crewmen on board into the water. Both were later rescued and taken to hospital, but no reports of injuries. The Union and Lieni sustained no damage. Authorities responded and booms were placed around the Angela Arcella to contain any pollution released.
The 45 meter long, 777 gt tugboat Kelly Ovayuak ran aground on the Great Slave Lake near Lutselk’e, Northwest Territories, Canada. The tug and its barges were heading back from Lutselk’e after delivering supplies to the remote community when it ran hard aground. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Canadian Coast Guard and other authorities have been notified and a response team will be dispatched to the scene. Reports state the response team will salvage the tug and barges and will return the vessels to Hay River.
On May 21, the 28 meter long tugboat Ast Legend was blown ashore near Patenga, Bangladesh. The tug had been moored off Chittagong when Cyclone Roanu broke the anchor line. The vessel was quickly pushed ashore. No further details reported.