On April 20, the 132 meter long, 4700 dwt tanker Inzhener Nazarov became stuck in the ice on the Volga River in the Saratov Reservoir, Russia. The Inzhener Nazarov was en route to Samara from Azov when it became stuck in heavy ice. Unable to free itself, the vessel requested assistance. An icebreaker was dispatched from Rosmorport to break free the tanker. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On April 18, the 47 foot long fishing vessel Midori caught fire off Trinidad, California. Unable to contain the blaze, the crew of the Midori contacted another fishing vessel which relayed the message to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard dispatched a 47 foot long lifeboat along with a helicopter to the scene. With the flames reaching the Midori’s pilothouse, the five crew on board donned survival suits and abandoned ship into the vessel’s life raft. The nearby fishing vessel Pacific Bully arrived on scene before the Coast Guard and rescued all five crew. The tug Michelle Sloan arrived later and was able to extinguish the blaze. The Michelle Sloan took the Midori under tow back to port where a salvage team removed the remaining diesel fuel off the fishing vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.