The 103 meter long, 10718 dwt reefer fishing vessel Dalniy Vostok sank in the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The trawler was fishing with 132 persons on board when it was struck by an ice flow holing the vessel. The engine room was quickly flooded by water ingress. Without power, the vessel sank within 15 minutes. The Dalniy Vostok was able to send out a distress call with several vessels in the area responding. Some 63 persons were reported rescued, but another 54 crew perished in the freezing waters.
The 54 meter long fishing vessel Pogranichnik Kirdishchev became disabled in the Sea of Okhotsk. The Pogranichnik Kirdishchev had damaged its propeller when it became entangled in a rope. A tug was requested and took the trawler under tow to Petropavlovsk, Russia. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On September 21, the fishing vessel Bagration caught fire off Sakhalin, Russia. The blaze started in a storeroom containing corrugated packaging. The crew attempted to extinguish the fire and were joined by the crew of the vessel Captain Efremov. Some 20 crew men were evacuated off the Bagration. Reports state the fire was finally extinguished later the same day. No reports of injuries or pollution released.