The 80 meter long, 3304 dwt cargo vessel Anda sank in the Black Sea near Sevastopol, Crimea. The vessel had departed from Kerch bound for Tripoli with a cargo of wheat. Reports state the vessel ignored gale warnings and headed out into stormy seas. The vessel didn’t travel far before it lost stability and developed a list. The 9 crew on board abandoned ship with some escaping in the lifeboat and others into the life raft before the Anda capsized and sank. Search and Rescue were alerted and 8 crew were rescued. One crewman was listed as missing.
The 79 meter long cargo vessel Bilal Bal ran aground in the Sea of Marmara off Büyükada Island, Turkey. The Bilal Bal was doing a maneuver when it ran aground. A tugboat was dispatched to the scene and was able to refloat the cargo vessel 5 hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 76 meter long cargo vessel Suledrott ran aground off Telemark, Norway. The Suledrott was headed to Kragerø from Tønsberg in ballast to pick up a cargo of stone when it suffered a power blackout. The cargo vessel drifted onto the rocks. With some assistance, the Suledrott was refloated a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Divers were requested to conduct an underwater survey.