The 158 meter long, 13965 dwt container ship Containerships VII caught fire in the Gulf of Finland. The boxship was en route to Helsinki from St. Petersburg when a fire broke out in a generator in the engine room. The crew was quickly able to contain the blaze and extinguish it. No reports of injuries.
The Containerships VII dropped anchor off the island of Seitskär to conduct an inspection. A few hours later the vessel was able to proceed on its journey to Helsinki.
On September 9, the 90 meter long, 4672 dwt cargo vessel Adiante ran aground in the Gulf of Finland off Ust-Luga, Russia. The Adiante was attempting to enter the port when it veered off course and ran aground at the stern. Port authorities dispatched a tug which was able to refloat the Adiante a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 119 meter long cargo vessel Frisian Spring became disabled in the Gulf of Finland near Vysotsk, Russia. The vessel had suffered engine failure and resulted in a power blackout. The crew quickly dropped the anchor keeping the cargo vessel from striking the nearby pier. The crew were able to restart the engine and resume its voyage. No reports of damage, injuries or pollution released.