The 138 meter long, 5132 dwt freighter Volzhskiy 49 went aground in the Kerch Strait between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Attempts to refloat itself failed, the owner has not reported further salvage information. The Volzhskiy 49 was proceeding to Antalya, Turkey from Rostov-on-Don with a cargo of 3700 metric tons of ammonium sulfate. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 94 foot long tug along with its 270 foot long barge became disabled off Miami, Florida. The tug had suffered an engine failure due to a fuel problem and was adrift when it contacted the Coast Guard. The barge with a cargo of 33 empty containers began to take on water near the bow. The Coast Guard dispatched the cutter Seneca to the scene. The Seneca took the tug under tow. A commercial tug and divers were requested to help to dewater the barge. However, attempts to salvage the barge failed and officials decided to sink the barge 25 miles offshore. The location is not near any coral reefs and deep enough to not impact any navigation. The barge and its cargo do not pose a pollution risk as no fuel or products were aboard. The owners of the vessel will be charged for the salvage efforts. Reports state the tug and barge were travelling from Haiti. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The ferry Super Shuttle Ferry 17 became disabled while off Danao City and Camotes Island, Philippines. The ferry had suffered engine failure and required assistance. A sister ferry, Super Shuttle Ferry 14, responded to the scene. The Ferry 14 took the Ferry 17 under tow back to Danao City. The 82 passengers and 17 crew were on board at the time of the incident. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.