The 24 meter long fishing vessel Guita U became disabled in the port of Tarragona, Spain. The fishing vessel had lost maneuverability just off the pier in the port and was in danger of colliding with another vessel. The crew contacted the Salvamento Maritimo who dispatched a rescue boat to the scene. The rescue boat pulled along side the Guita U and help direct it to the pier. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On April 18, the 89 meter long, 2755 dwt cargo vessel allided in the port of Kaliningrad, Russia. The vessel had arrived from Baltiysk and was maneuvering to berth when it struck a concrete pontoon. The Samur 3 suffered a small hull breach above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On April 19, the 119 meter long, 7124 dwt tanker Usichem caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea near Rhodes, Greece. The Usichem was headed to Sudan from Turkey with 5900 tonnes of sunflower oil when a fire broke out in the engine room. The vessel’s crew quickly responded and were able to extinguish the blaze. However, the fire had damaged the engine and the tanker went adrift.
The Usichem contacted the Greek Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter, lifeboat and patrol vessel to the scene. Rescuers stood by and monitored the situation as a tug was requested to take the tanker under tow. The following day, a tug arrived and proceeded to take the Usichem under tow. Both vessels arrived in Rhodes a few hours later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.