On May 29, the 47 meter long, 572 dwt fishing vessel Kapitan Varganov became disabled on the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia. The Kapitan Varganov had suffered a mechanical breakdown and went adrift while en route to Murmansk with its cargo of 160 tons of prawns. The vessel requested assistance with a salvage tug responding to the scene. The tug towed the Kapitan Varganov to Murmansk arriving the next day. No reports of injuries to the 23 crew, damage or pollution released.