The 143 meter long, 14595 dwt cargo vessel Flevoborg ran aground on the St. Lawrence River off Sainte Croix, Quebec, Canada. The Flevoborg was headed to Warrenpoint with a cargo of maize from Montreal, Canada when it suffered engine failure and went aground. Tugs were dispatched and was able to refloat the cargo vessel. The Flevoborg was taken under tow back to Foulon Cove for repairs and inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 177 meter long, 32256 dwt cargo vessel Conception Light became disabled on the Kiel Canal near Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Conception Light was headed towards the lock at Brunsbüttel when it suffered engine failure. Unable to restart the engine, the crew conducted an emergency anchoring by dropping both anchors. The anchors held and prevented the Conception Light from striking a passing vessel.
A short time later a tug arrived on scene and assisted the Conception Light which was able to restart the engine. Reports state the cargo vessel was able to proceed on its voyage through the locks at Brunsbüttel and into the North Sea. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On June 18, the 42 meter long, 50 dwt passenger ship Cinderella II allided with the quay at Stockholm, Sweden. The Cinderella II was returning from Sandhamn bound for Strandvägen with 230 persons on board. As the vessel approached the quay, it suffered power loss from an engine failure.
Unable to slow down, the Cinderella II struck with considerable speed. Eleven persons on board sustain injuries and several were taken to hospital for treatment. The passenger ship suffered hull damage with a dent to the bow. Reports state some damage to the interior from tables and chairs being tossed during the incident.
The passenger ship was later taken out of service and proceeded to Nybrokajen to be inspected. Reports state the Cinderella II had been taken out of service a few weeks earlier to replace one of its engines. Swedish authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.