The 84 meter long, 1660 dwt tanker Karakumneft went aground off the coast of Iturup Island near Kurilsk, Russia. The tanker arrived with 1300 metric tons of fuel and begun unloading operations when a storm approached. The tanker stopped unloading and leaving the area when it ran aground only 80 meters from the shore. All 20 crew on board were safely evacuated. An oil leak was later reported coming from the vessel. Authorities state they were unable to stop the leak due to the stormy weather. The Karakumneft had more than 1200 metric tons of fuel still on board at the time of the grounding.