The 169 meter long bulk carrier Ourania collided with another cargo vessel in the Gulf of Finland near the Kalbådagrund Lighthouse, Finland. The Ourania was proceeding to Ashdod from St. Petersburg when it’s bow struck into the stern of the undisclosed cargo vessel. The Ourania sustained a hull breach above the waterline, but there were no injuries or pollution was released. Reports state the Ourania and the other vessel were running westbound when the undisclosed vessel slowed down in ice. The Finish Coast Guard dispatched vessels to monitor the area.
The 80 meter long general cargo vessel Sylvia became disabled in the Gulf of Finland off Kalbådagrund, Finland. The Sylvia, loaded with cement, had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The crew was able to drop anchor and alerted the MRCC. A tug arrived on scene a few hours later and was able to connect a towline to the Sylvia. The vessels proceeded safely to Palkasaare. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.