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.