The 119 meter long, 3280 dwt inland bulk freighter Nefterudovoz-52M ran aground on the Volga River near the 2657 kilometer mark. The Nefterudovoz-52M was refloated later the same day and continued on its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The vessel was en route to Astrakhan from Rostov-on-Don with 2761 tons of steel.
The wooden passenger/cargo ship Putri Ayu sank off the central area of Maluku Province, Indonesia. The vessel had left Slamet Riyadi during the night with building materials, food stuffs and 27 passengers and crew on board. As the Purti Ayu proceeded the weather deteriorated as strong winds and waves continue to batter the ship. Three hours after leaving port, the vessel was struck by a series of huge waves some reaching 5 meters high. The waves overwhelmed the passenger ship flooding the engine room causing the main engine to fail. Without power, the Putri Ayu quickly broke up sending passengers and crew into the water. The local authorities dispatched search and rescue craft to the area. Rescuers pulled 12 survivors from the water and continue to look for the remaining 15 people who were still missing. No vessel details were reported.
Update: 70 Persons On Board…
Authorities have revised the number of people on board the Putri Ayu to 70. Searchers are now looking for some 58 people still missing since the vessel capsized and sank. So far, no bodies have been recovered.
- Death toll from capsized boat in eastern Indonesia on 17 Junes may be as high as 58 – PA (thehindu.com)
- 58 people missing after boat capsizes in eastern Indonesia (independent.co.uk)
- Indonesia: 58 Missing From Sunken Boat (world.time.com)
The 128 meter long, 5440 dwt freighter SV Georgiy Pobedonosets collided with the tug OT-2117 on the Volga River near Samara, Russia. The Pobedonosets, loaded with steel from St. Petersburg, suffered a steering failure causing it to veer into the tug who was pushing four barges. The OT-2117 ‘s hull was holed causing significant water ingress. The OT-2117 was able to run aground on a nearby shoal to avoid the engine room flooding or sinking. No reports of injuries on either vessel. No pollution was released into the water from the OT-2117. The Pobedonosets was undamaged and proceeded on to Samara. Reports state that the tug would be salvaged. The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.