The 105 meter long, 2040 ton self-propelled barge Anna Krieger suffered a fire in its engine room while carrying a load of scrap metal on the Neckar River near Pleutersbach, Germany. The four crewmen made several attempts before they were able to extinguish fire. The master of the Anna Krieger was able to steer the vessel to the nearby river bank. The local authorities responded sending rescue boats from the nearby fire departments of Eberbach and Hirschhorn. All four men were safely taken ashore as they were had suffered injuries from smoke inhalation. The men were later taken to hospital for treatment. The Anna Krieger was later towed to Eberbach. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 128 meter long, 5465 dwt freighter Rusich 11 went aground on the Volga River near the 2575 kilometer mark. The Rusich 11 had veered out the navigation channel some 200 meters going aground. No reports of injuries. The freighte was en route to Rostov-on-Don from Voskresenskoye with 3274 tons of sunflower seed. No further details reported.
Wreckage was reported on June 15, 1898, from the barquentine Fido. The 525 gt sailing vessel Fido had left Newcastle bound for Auckland, New Zealand on May 5, 1898 with 710 tons of coal and coke. Shortly after departing, the Fido with Captain Morrison and the 11 crew on board were struck by a strong gale. The fate of the Fido was unknown for over a month. Some assumed the vessel may had been demasted or had run aground on a desolate beach. It was not too uncommon to have a sailing vessel be reported safe even several weeks later. However, all hope was lost when bits of wood were discovered with the name “Fido” on it. News reports of the time determined that the Fido was overwhelmed in the gale and foundered with all hands. Later reports place the Fido somewhere off Newcastle, Red Head, Nine Mile Beach. The Fido was built in 1876 at Arendal, Norway.