The 114 meter long, 3346 dwt freighter Sormovkiy 199 suffered damage in the ice while departing Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in the Azov-Don Channel. The Sormovkiy was proceeding in a convoy through the ice with an icebreaker escort when it suffered hull damage to its stem. The rudder compartment was holed in the ice. The crew were able to patch the hull and resume its voyage to its destination to Samsun, Turkey. No reports of injuries or pollution released.