The 13 meter long fishing vessel Caraibes became disabled off Pierres-Vertes, France. The trawler had run over a net which became entangled in the vessel’s propeller. The Caraibes went adrift and requested assistance. The SNSM lilfeboat was dispatched to the scene and towed back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On May 3, the 158 meter long, 47290 dwt bulk carrier Hongwei 618 became disabled off Shidao, China. The bulk carrier had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The vessel contacted the authorities who dispatched the Bei Hai Jiu 118 to the scene. The Bei Hai Jiu 118 was attached a towline to the Hongwei 618 and proceeded to an anchorage off Shidao. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 19 meter long, 62 gt fishing vessel Stiene Bruhns became disabled off Sylt Island, Germany. The trawler alerted the Sylt DGzRS station that the vessel had its propeller fouled by a rope and drifting towards shore. The DGzRS lifeboat was dispatched and reached the Stiene Bruhns an hour later. Due to the strong winds in the area, the lifeboat had some difficulty getting a towline connected to the Stiene Bruhns. The towline was attached and the lifeboat towed the trawler back to port of Havneby. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.