The 195 meter long, 40015 dwt bulk freighter Peach Mountain collided with the wooden fishing vessel Axl John near Scarborough Shoal off Bolinao, Philippines. The Axl John had been disabled by large waves that began to flood the vessel. The eight crew on board lashed the wooden fishing boat to a nearby payaw (an artificial fishing ground) to avoid the vessel capsizing in the heavy weather. Later, the Peach Mountain proceeding to China in the bad weather struck the Axl John causing it to sink sending the eight men into the water. Three survivors were later rescued, but five crewmen from the Axl John perished. No one was injured on the Peach Mountain. Reports state the Peach Mountain did not stop to look for survivors. The Philippines Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 140 meter long, 7004 dwt freighter Sania ran aground on the Volga-Caspian Sea Canal near the 126.9 kilometer mark. The master of the Sania ignored warnings from the pilot and traffic authorities before steering the vessel into shallow water. A tug was dispatched and was able to refloate the vessel later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The Sania proceeded to Olya to be inspected. The Sania was bound for Amirabad from Astrakhan with a cargo of 6080 tons of grain.
The 109 meter long, 6270 dwt freighter Hakki Cillioglu went ashore during a storm on the Black Sea at Pitsunda, Abkhazia. The Hakki Cillioglu was berthed in the port for refueling when high winds caused the mooring lines to break. The winds pushed the freighter onto the near by beach. No reports of injuries. The freighter Apsini attempted multiple times to pull the Hakki Cillioglu off the beach, but failed after the tow cable snapped. No reports state other attempts to salvage the freighter will be attempted.
The Hakki Cillioglu had been moored in the port for several months after the vessel suffered a mechanical failure with the steering system. While in port, the vessel ran out of fuel and only a small number of crew remained on board. Before the vessel went aground, it was not certain if the owner has sufficient funds to repair the vessel and pay the crew.
In October 2010, the Hakki Cillioglu ran aground near Constanta, Samsun, Romania. The freighter had been at anchor outside the port waiting to get a new cargo loaded when a storm struck. The storm caused the anchor chains to drag until it grounded some 50 meters from the shoreline. The crew of nine were rescued safely and the vessel was refloated by a tug soon after.