The 6 meter long towboat Five Rivers went aground in the Intracoastal Waterway near Flagler Beach, Florida. The Five Rivers was pushing an empty fuel barge went it ran aground destroying a small dock. The towboat and barge suffered no damage and were later released with the next high tide. No one was injured and no pollution was released. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 264 dwt tanker Salnyy went aground near Svyatonosskiy, Barents Sea. The Salnyy was heaving it’s anchor when the tanker suffered an engine failure. The Salnyy drifted onto a rocky shoal which holed the hull below the waterline near the engine room. The crew was able to restart the engine and proceeded to Ostrovnoy, Russia. While in port, the tanker sealed the hole and pumped the engine room dry. The Salnyy is scheduled to be towed to Murmansk. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. At the time of grounding, the Salnyy was in ballast.
The 82 meter long, 1649 dwt freighter Ajaks-1 went adrift while off Bely Island, Russia in the Kara Sea, Arctic Ocean. The Ajaks-1 suffered a complete blackout when both the generator and its backup failed. The tug MB-1208 has responded to the Ajaks-1 distress signal and is proceeding to the scene. Information is limited as the Ajaks-1’s radio was operating on low batteries. No reports of injuries.