On January 12, the 199 meter long bulk carrier Yangtze River became disabled on the Black Sea off Novorossiysk, Russia. The Yangtze River was en route to Novorossiysk from Dneproubugskiy when it suffered engine failure. The bulk carrier went adrift and requested assistance. A tug was dispatched to the scene and was able to establish a tow line to the Yangtze River. Both vessels proceeded to an anchorage near Novorossiysk. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 183 meter long, 44377 dwt bulk freighter Jahan Moni allided with two vessels while berthing at Novorossiysk, Russia. The Jahan Moni was maneuvering towards the dock when it suffered engine failure. The freighter drifted into the 160 meter long, 24228 dwt freighter Blue Image and 172 meter long, 31751 dwt bulk freighter UBC Stavanger. No reports of injuries. All three vessels suffered minor damage. No further details reported.
The 243 meter long, 107507 dwt tanker Shah Deniz collided with the 225 meter long, 73603 dwt bulk freighter Ju Da on the Black Sea outside the port of Novorossiysk, Russia. The two vessels were struck by high winds when the Ju Da struck the Shah Deniz. Both vessels sustained some damage, but no reports of hull damage below the waterline. Reports state there has been some fuel pollution released. Both vessels were attempting to evade a severe storm in the area. No reports of injuries. Authorities have stated they will investigate into the incident.