The 114 meter long, 2850 dwt freighter Vera sank in the Black Sea off Eregli, Turkey. The Vera had decided to drop anchor a mile off the shore off Eregli to shelter from the severe weather. The Vera quickly began to take on water after the cargo shifted. A distress call was sent out. The Turkish Coast Guard dispatched a vessel along with tugs to the scene. Reports state that 3 out of the 12 crew on board were rescued. The remaining crew were reported as missing. The vessel was en route to Izmir with a cargo of scrap.