The "Ocean Wanderer", 120 gt, sran aground on Sep 20, 2018, at 8.30 p.m. on a reef in New Caledonia. The crew of six was rescued by the SNSM-boat "Croix-du-Sud" between 11.45 p.m. and 1.30 a.m. The ship got stuck on a coral reef 3,7 miles SE of Isie Pass and 10,6 miles NW of the St. Vincent Pass. No pollution reported, a tug was tasked with the salvage.
French report with photo:
On Sep 19, 2018, short before midnight the "Aastun" ran aground at Nissum Bredning near Thyborøn on its way from Emden, where she had sailed on Sep 18, to Aalborg. She was pulled off in the night hours and berthed in the morning in Thyborøn for investigations. After the police and maritime authorities had completed their inquiries, the ship was released and berthed in Aalborg on Sep 21 at 1.30 p.m.
At Least 42 Drowned in Lake Victoria Ferry Sinking, Officials Say Death Toll Could Top 200
DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 20 (Reuters) – At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said.
Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters that the rescue mission to find survivors from the disaster had been halted until dawn on Friday with 42 people confirmed dead.
Initial estimates showed that the MV Nyerere was carrying more than 300 people onboard. It went down in the afternoon just a few meters from the dock in Ukerewe district, according to national ferry services operator TEMESA said.
But it was hard to establish the precise number of passengers on board since the person dispensing tickets had also drowned with the machine recording the data lost.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8, strucks Western Province of Solomon Islands
London, Sep 19 -- A press report, dated today, states: An earthquake of magnitude 5.8, struck the Western Province of Solomon Islands, just before midnight, local time, on Sep 18. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake's epicentre was located at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 48 kilometres east-southeast of the provincial capital Gizo. No Tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. There are no official reports of damages, as of now.