The 800 dwt vessel Tauranga went aground near the approach to Haugesund, Norway. The rescue boat Bergen Kreds responded to the scene and sent divers to inspect the hull. The Tauranga’s crew reported that they had to alter course to avoid collision with another vessel causing the vessel to go aground in the shallow water. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 119 meter long, 3373 dwt freighter Baron went aground on the Volga River near the 2728 kilometer mark. The Baron was attempting to anchor when it touch bottom. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The Baron was en route to Iran from Berdiansk with 2105 metric tons of steel on board.