The 116 meter long, 7014 dwt container ship Planet V became disabled while on the Westerschelde near Flushing, Netherlands after suffering an engine failure. The crew proceeded to drop an anchor when the anchor chain broke. The chain flung out and struck a nearby crewman killing him. The container ship continued to go adrift and collided with the 27 meter long tug MTS Vantage which had been proceeding on a parallel course. The MTS Vantage was damaged in the collision, but was able to proceed under its own power to Flushing. The Plant V was taken under tow and returned to Flushing.
The 88 meter long, 3290 dwt freighter Kirsten went aground off Mikelbaka, Latvia. The Kirsten was able to refloat itself and proceeded to Riga Bay. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Latvian Coast Guard launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state one or more crew were intoxicated on the bridge at the time of the accident.
The 93 meter long, 1753 dwt trawler Kapitan Bolsunovskiy sank in the Bering Sea near Dezhnev Point, Chukchi Peninsula, Russia. The trawler had struck some ice which had holed the vessel’s hull. The Kapitan Bolsunovskiy suffered uncontrolled water ingress in the cargo hold quickly flooding the vessel. The crew requested assistance with the fishing vessel Dersu Uzala responding. The 90 crew on board the Kapitan Bolsunovskiy were safely rescued before the Kapitan Bolsunovskiy went to the bottom. No reports of injuries and no details to the amount of pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.