The passenger ship Anna Akhmatova suffered a fire while berthed at Moscow, Russia. The fire quickly spread and engulfed a large section of the main and passengers deck. Local firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after six hours. None of the 10 workers on board were injured in the fire. The vessel was severely damaged. No details on the start of the fire, but most likely caused by one of the workers on board at the time. The vessel was built in 1959 in Hungry.
The 13.7 meter long pleasure craft Swallow collided with a barge on the Moskva River at Moscow, Russia. The Swallow rated to carry up to 12 passengers had 16 on board when it rammed the moored barge Oka-5 and sank quickly afterwards. Reports states nine people were killed with the crew of the barge rescuing six from the water. One passenger was able to swim ashore safely. The master of the Swallow died in the collision. The Swallow was later raised from the river bottom. The Swallow had been chartered for a birthday party.
- Boat Runs Into Barge in Moscow, Killing 9 – New York Times (news.google.com)
- 9 dead after boats collide in Moscow (telegraph.co.uk)
- Boat Runs Into Barge in Moscow, Killing 9 (nytimes.com)