The 27 meter long, 275 dwt fishing vessel Polaris ran aground in Kola Bay in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia. The Polaris had suffered a power black out and was unable to free itself. The trawler requested assistance with a naval tug responding. The tug was able to pull the Polaris free and proceeded to tow the fishing vessel back to Murmansk. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
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.