The 98 meter long, 4678 dwt cargo vessel Kapitan Yakovlev ran aground near St. Petersburg, Russia. The Kapitan Yakovlev was headed for the terminal in Kronshtadt to unload its cargo of 4200 tons of steel when struck bottom. Unable to refloat itself, the cargo vessel requested assistance. A tug was dispatched and was able to refloat the Kapitan Yakovlev a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.