On January 5, the 41 meter long 194 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Grigory Lovtsov became stuck in ice in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Shantar Islands. The Grigory Lovtsov sent out a distress call that it was trapped in the ice and was risk of ice damaging the hull. Authorities dispatched a Mi-8 helicopter from Khabarovsk to assist the vessel. The helicopter arrived on scene and was able to safely rescue all 8 of the crew. They were taken to Nikolaevsk-on-Amur. No reports of injuries.
On July 9, the 50 meter long offshore supply vessel Brompton Sun caught fire in Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin Island, Russia. The Brompton Sun was en route to an oil rig with 42 passengers when the fire started in the engine room. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze, but the supply vessel had sustained damage. The offshore supply vessel Katun arrived on scene and the passengers were safely transferred off the Brompston Sun. No report of injuries. The Brompton Sun returned back to port under its own power.
The 55 meter long, 414 dwt fishing vessel Kapitan Chernov caught fire in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula near Ozernovskiy, Russia. The fire started in a crew cabin and quickly spread through the vessel. While the crew attempted to extinguish the blaze, the vessel sent out a distress call. Nearby trawlers responded and help evacuate 22 of 27 crew off the Kapitan Chernov. The remaining 5 crew continued to battle the blaze for several hours, but the fire could not be contained. The 5 crew determined there was no hope in saving the vessel and abandoned ship. No reports of injuries.
Reports state the Kapitan Chernov was still at anchor and was expected to burn to the waters edge.