The 107 meter long, 3353 dwt freighter Yukka sank near Eregli, Turkey. The vessel had caught fire earlier while headed to Rostov-on-Don, Russia from Instanbul from an electrical short in the crew’s cabin. The crew was unable to get the fire under control and contacted the Turkish Coast Guard for assistance. All 13 persons on board the Yukka were rescued and taken to Inebolu. Two officers were slightly injured in the fire and were taken to hospital. The Coast Guard was able to extinguish the blaze and took the Yukka under tow. However, the vessel had suffered damage in the stern allowing water ingress into the engine room. The Yukka settled by the stern. Reports state the vessel was loaded with general cargo, including glass, ceramics and textile dye.
The 48 foot long fishing vessel Full Circle sank near Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The Full Circle was fishing when the vessel sprung a leak and took on water. The fishing vessel sent out a distress call with a nearby Steamship Authority vessel Gay Head responding. The Gay Head sent over a small boat and rescued the three crew of the Full Circle. The fishing boat sank a few minutes later. The Coast Guard was notified and dispatched a response boat to the scene. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 133 meter long, 4768 dwt tanker Volgoneft 102 went aground on the Svir River near the 1095 kilometer mark. The tanker was attempting to drop anchor when it drifted out of the navigation channel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.