The tug Phil Pasig capsized and sank near Luzon, Philippines. The tug was towing a barge to Batangas when it was struck by a storm. The storm pushed the Phil Pasig off course and went aground. The next day the tug Alphard arrived on scene to begin salvage operations on the Phil Pasig. The Alphard was able to refloat the Pasig and took the tug under tow when a large wave struck. The wave overturned the Phil Pasig leaving just a portion of the hull above water. The five crew on board found themselves trapped inside the overturn tug. Four crew managed to escape and reach the surface. They were quickly rescued and later taken to hospital. The body of the crewman who perished was also recovered. No pollution was reported.
The 138 meter long, 5223 dwt freighter Kapitan Skachkov went aground on the Volga River near Astrakhan, Russia. Attempts to refloat the vessel failed. The crew requested assistance with another freighter and a floating crane arriving on scene to begin lightering. After lightering, a tug will assist in refloating. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Kapitan Skachkov was loaded with 4750 tons of sulphur cargo at the time of incident.
The 98 meter long, 4999 dwt tanker Georgiy Froier became disabled in the Okhotsk Sea near the Kuril Islands, Russia. The tanker had suffered engine failure and was force to drop anchor. The crew was unable to restart the engine and a tug was requested. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Georgiy Froier was en route with 4260 tons of fuel oil.