On December 15, the 114 meter long, 3134 dwt freighter Sandra II was damaged by ice while attempting to enter the Azov Sea. The Sandra II was following an icebreaker from Azov when the vessel’s hull was cut by ice breaching the ballast tank in the foreship. No reports of injuries. The Sandra II diverted to Eysk for repairs. The Sandra II was en route to Turkey with 3000 tons of wheat.