The 3060 dwt Ariel was in a collision with the 3309 dwt Evgenia in the Marmara Sea near Istambul. Both vessels sustained damage. The Evgenia was onroute to Kherson from Istanbul. One crew member onboard the Evgenia was injured. No reports of pollution being released. An investigation into the accident will be conducted.
The fishing vessel Partner sank in the Tatar Strait (Tatarskiy Strait). The vessel was able to send a distress signal, but did not have an EPIRB to provide to its location. Reports state the weather was strong winds, temperature below zero and waves between 12 -16 feet. Two cargo vessels and a plane searched the area, but found no survivors. Reports state 3 bodies have been recovered on Sakhalin Island with one in a survival suit on an inflatable life raft. The trawler may have had 11 to 14 men onboard when it went down.