The 3286 dwt cargo vessel Santa Elena allided with the bunker tanker MT-32 on the Azov Sea at Temryuk, Russia. The Santa Elena was being moved between berths when it struck the MT-32. The MT-32 suffered damage to its starboard wing, main deck railings and its anchor winch was torn off. No damage to the Santa Elena. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 75 meter long,1884 gt fishing vessel Tiantai was reported lost in the southern Indian Ocean near the location 60 00.96S 102 18.12E. The vessel was most likely fishing for the Patagonian toothfish off Antarctica when it encountered severe weather with seven meter waves and 70 kph winds. The vessel’s emergency beacon alerted authorities who dispatched aircraft to find the fishing vessel. However the search was called off after spotting only debris in the area. Any crew who made it to a life raft could not survive in the freezing conditions. Reports state the official registration for the Tiantai was in doubt and the vessel may have been involved in illegal fishing.
- Search for fishing boat missing near Antarctica called off (abc.net.au)
- Concerns Mount for Missing Fishing Trawler Off Antarctica, Search Suspended (gcaptain.com)
- Search Suspended for Missing Vessel in Antarctica (tradenewswire.net)
The 149 meter long, 19996 dwt tanker MCT Altair went aground on the Kiel canal near Levensau, Germany. The Altair had run onto an embankment and was later refloated with the aid of two tugs later the same day. The tanker was taken to Kiel to be inspected. After finding no damage, the Altair was allowed to continue on its voyage to Batumi, Georgia from Klaipeda. No injuries, damage or pollution released.