The 29 meter long, 220 dwt tug Sadko went ashore on the western side of the Kamchatka Peninsula near the Tigil River. The Sadko was towing barges loaded with food andSad building materials from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana when it was caught in a storm. The towline to the barges broke and got caught in the propeller disabling the tug. The Sadko drifted until it was blown ashore. Two of the seven crew was injured. Authorities dispatched a helicopter to the scene, but has been rescue has been delayed due to the severe weather. Reports state the crew was able to prevent any fuel from being spilled.
The fishing vessel Lien Cheng Yi 26 caught fire off Iwo Jima, Japan (25 57N 141 00E). The vessel sent out a distress signal and the Japan Coast Guard dispatched helicopters to the scene. The helicopters reported finding all 12 crewman all safe in the lifeboat. The Lien Cheng Yi 26 was still emitting smoke and was adrift. No reports of injuries.