The 153 meter long, 10055 dwt reefer Korsakov became disabled in Okhotsk Sea off Kamchatka, Russia. The Korsakov was en route from Busan to fishing vessels in the Okhotsk Sea when it suffered rudder failure. The reefer requested assistance with a local fishing vessel standing by while a salvage tug from Petropavlovsk arrives. No reports of injuries to the 32 crew and 35 passengers on board, damage or pollution released.
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.
The 52 meter long, 828 dwt fishing vessel Akanett became disabled off Hokkaido, Japan. The Akanett had suffered engine failure while a gale was blowing in the area with waves up to 5 meters high. The crew requested assistance from the Japanese Coast Guard. The Coast Guard dispatched a salvage tug to the scene which took the Alanett under tow. The vessels proceeded to Hakodate, Hokkaido. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.