The 17101 dwt tanker Alessandro DP collided with motor vessel Karam 1 near Cape Emine on the Bulgaria coast in the Black Sea. A half-hour after the collision the Karam 1 foundered resulting with 5 crewmen missing. Reports states there was no injuries of the 20 crewmen on the Alessandro DP. The Karam 1 was carrying scrap metal from to Instanbul with 10 crew onboard. The Alessandro DP heading to Varna, Bulgaria with just ballast. Reports state that vessels and helicopters were searching for the missing men.