The 128 meter long tanker Volgoneft 160 ran aground on the Volga River near the 1864 km mark. The Volgoneft 160 was en route to Kavkaz with 4144 tons of bunker fuel when it became stuck while completing a maneuver. Reports state the tanker was aground at the stern with no injuries, damage or pollution released. River traffic was not impacted by the incident.
The 50 meter long, 432 dwt tanker Yowa Maru partially sank in the Japan Sea off Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi, Japan. The tanker was proceeding from Douala with 450 tons of caustic soda bound for Etajima. Just after 5 minutes leaving port, it suffered water ingress along its port side hull. Unable to control the flooding, the Yowa Maru quickly developed a list to port. The vessel continued to partially sink until part of its deck awash with a 45 degree list to port.
All four crew on board were rescued. No reports of injuries and no confirmed reports of pollution released. Authorities did place booms around the tanker as a preventative measure. The Coast Guard is monitoring the situation and will inspect the vessel to see if it possible to tow back to port.
The 57 meter long, 617 dwt cargo vessel Nagoya sank in the Java Sea off Sumenep, East Java, Indonesia. The Nagoya was en route to Lamongan in ballast when it sprung a leak in the engine room. The crew was unable to stop the flooding and the cargo vessel began sinking by the stern. All 14 crew were able to abandon ship into the vessel’s life raft. The crew were later rescued by local fisherman. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Nagoya finally sunk by the stern and rests in shallow waters. No further details reported.