On October 1, the 150 meter long cargo vessel Jin Yi 28 became disabled in the Yellow Sea off Shidao, China. The Jin Yi 28 had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The crew was unable to restart the engine and the vessel dropped anchor. Authorities dispatched the rescue vessel Bei Hai Jiu 113 to the scene. The Bei Hai Jiu 113 took the Jin Yi 28 under tow. Both vessels proceeded to the Shidao. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 88 meter long, 4161 dwt cargo vessel Vita became disabled in the Celtic Sea near Ushant,, France. The Vita was en route to Puerto de Pasajes from Bremen with 3500 tons of steel when it suffered engine failure and power blackout. The crew requested assistance with the French authorities dispatching a rescue vessel to the scene. The 80 meter long rescue ship Abeille Bourbon arrived on scene and took the Vita under tow. The two vessels proceeded to Brest. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On August 13, the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Ventrans 2 became disabled on the Rhine near Neuwied, Germany. The Ventrans 2 was headed for Rotterdam from Mannheim when it suffered a power blackout after a technical fault had caused engine failure. The tanker-barge was able to complete an emergency anchoring. Local authorities were alerted and monitored the situation until the crew were able to restart the engine and restore power. The water police escorted the Ventrans 2 to a nearby berth where the crew completed repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.