The 123 meter long, 3085 dwt tanker Saratov City collided with the 85 meter long, 2780 dwt freighter Ekaterina in the Azov Sea. The two vessels were attempting to pass when the Saratov City struck the stern of the Ekaterina. The Saratov City suffered damage to its bow and anchor. The Ekaterina suffered damage to its engine room along with a hole in the hull above the waterline. The Ekaterina proceeded to Eisk its destination where it unloaded its cargo of fertilizers. The Saratov City proceeded to anchor to allow for survey and inspection.