The 104 meter long, 5697 dwt freighter Chopin allided with the 142 meter long, 10464 dwt reefer Atlantic Mermaid at St. Petersburg, Russia. The Chopin was attempting to dock with a pilot on board. The pilot suggested the assistance of a harbour tug, but the master of the Chopin did not agree. The strong current pulled the Chopin into the moored Atlantic Mermaid and the quay. No reports of injuries on either vessel. The damage to the vessels was not reported.