On December 14, the 199 meter long bulk carrier KM London ran aground on the Columbia River off Crims Island near Longview, Washington. The KM London was headed for Japan with a cargo of wheat when it veered off course and ran aground. The bulker sustained damage to its forepeak and suffered water ingress. The Coast Guard was alerted by the crew of the incident. The Coast Guard dispatched a response team to scene. Aircraft were dispatched and found no oil pollution had been released.
The KM London was refloated by tugs the next day with the high tide. Three tugs escorted the vessel back to Longview where it can be surveyed of damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
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 59 meter long tanker Bergen Troll allided with the 30 meter long barge Hörn 20 in the port of Kiel, Germany. The Bergen Troll had suffered a technical fault with the steering causing the the tanker to strike the moored barge. Both vessels sustained significant damage. The Bergen Troll was detained by the water police until an investigation could be completed over the incident. Another barge was dispatched to the replace the Hörn 20. Reports state the Bergen Troll was permitted to continue on its voyage to Rostock a few days later. No reports of injuries.