On January 12, the 199 meter long bulk carrier Yangtze River became disabled on the Black Sea off Novorossiysk, Russia. The Yangtze River was en route to Novorossiysk from Dneproubugskiy when it suffered engine failure. The bulk carrier went adrift and requested assistance. A tug was dispatched to the scene and was able to establish a tow line to the Yangtze River. Both vessels proceeded to an anchorage near Novorossiysk. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.