The 132 meter long, 6653 dwt inland tanker Mekhanik Voronkov ran aground on the Azov Sea – Don Canal. The tanker was proceeding along the canal when strong winds pushed the vessel out of the fairway. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Mekhanik Voronkov was refloated the following day.
The ro-ro passenger vessel Melvin Jules caught fire while berthed at the Nagasaka Shipyard near Cebu City, Philippines. The fire started above the engine room while workers were doing some welding work. Sparks had caught containers filled with crude oil on fire. Local firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze a short time later. No reports of injuries. Damage was contained to the engine room.
On April 11, the 28 meter long fishing vessel Koçaliler caught fire while berthed at the Rumeli Feneri lighthouse, Turkey. The fire started in the engine room during the night. Local authorities were alerted and safely evacuated the two sleeping crew on board the Koçaliler. A lifeboat was dispatched to the scene and was able to bring the fire under control. No reports of injuries or pollution released.