The 103 meter long, 10718 dwt reefer fishing vessel Dalniy Vostok sank in the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The trawler was fishing with 132 persons on board when it was struck by an ice flow holing the vessel. The engine room was quickly flooded by water ingress. Without power, the vessel sank within 15 minutes. The Dalniy Vostok was able to send out a distress call with several vessels in the area responding. Some 63 persons were reported rescued, but another 54 crew perished in the freezing waters.
The fishing vessel 414 dwt Altair became disabled in the Sea of Okhotsk near Kamchatka, Russia. The Altair had its propeller entangled in nets. The crew requested assistance with the salvage tug Predanny responding. The tug towed the Altair to a protected area where divers cleared the propeller of the nets. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 153 meter long, 10055 dwt reefer Korsakov became disabled in Okhotsk Sea off Kamchatka, Russia. The Korsakov was en route from Busan to fishing vessels in the Okhotsk Sea when it suffered rudder failure. The reefer requested assistance with a local fishing vessel standing by while a salvage tug from Petropavlovsk arrives. No reports of injuries to the 32 crew and 35 passengers on board, damage or pollution released.