The 670 foot long, 34,372 dwt freighter Federal St. Laurent went aground on the St. Lawrence River west of the Eisenhower Lock near Massena, New York. The Federal St. Laurent was loaded with titanium slag grounded near the bow and away from the vessel’s fuel tanks. The freighter was later released and was able to proceed to the nearby anchorage where divers will conduct an underwater survey of the hull. There were no injuries or pollution released. The incident is under investigation.
The 13.7 meter long pleasure craft Swallow collided with a barge on the Moskva River at Moscow, Russia. The Swallow rated to carry up to 12 passengers had 16 on board when it rammed the moored barge Oka-5 and sank quickly afterwards. Reports states nine people were killed with the crew of the barge rescuing six from the water. One passenger was able to swim ashore safely. The master of the Swallow died in the collision. The Swallow was later raised from the river bottom. The Swallow had been chartered for a birthday party.
- Boat Runs Into Barge in Moscow, Killing 9 – New York Times (news.google.com)
- 9 dead after boats collide in Moscow (telegraph.co.uk)
- Boat Runs Into Barge in Moscow, Killing 9 (nytimes.com)