The 119 meter long, 3345 dwt tanker Optimaflot went aground in the Volga–Caspian Sea canal near the 126 kilometer mark. The vessel was unable to refloat itself. A tug was dispatched to attempt to refloat the Optimaflot when water level rises. The Optimaflot was en route to Astrakhan from Turkmenistan with 2783 tons of diesel fuel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 118 meter long, 7543 dwt chemical tanker Danum 165 became disabled south of Ningbo, China in Sanmen Bay, East China Sea whilst caught in a typhoon. The Danum 165 had suffered a mechanical breakdown as Typhoon Fitow struck the area. The crew attempted to drop anchor and ride out the storm, but the strong winds and waves cause the anchor to drag. As the tanker drifted towards shore, the crew sent out a distress call asking for assistance. The Chinese Rescue Agency dispatched the salvage tug East Sea Rescue 111 to the scene. After 30 hours of battling the conditions, the tug’s crew were able to attach a towline to the Danum 165. The vessel was taken under tow to a shipyard in Putuo, Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
- Typhoon Fitow wreaks havoc in E China province (sott.net)
- Typhoon Fitow (Quedan) Update #9 (weatherngayon.wordpress.com)
The 90 meter long, 4450 dwt freighter Favorite Diamond allided with a jetty next to the locks of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Favorite Diamond was able stop by an emergency anchoring maneuver. No reports of injuries and no pollution released. The Favorite Diamond was taken under tow by two tugs and taken to the port at Elbe. Authorities has launched investigations into the incident. The Favorite Diamond was en route to Cork, Ireland from Szczecin, Poland.