The 87 meter long, 3100 dwt freighter Kaptan Selim went aground in the Dardanelles. The Kaptan Selim, loaded with 3050 metric tons of cement board, requested assistance from the Dardanelles Vessel Traffic Services Center. They dispatched rescue boats from the Turkish Coast Guard and a fast rescue tug to the scene. Salvage tugs arrived later and were able to refloat the Kaptan Selim later the same day. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Kaptan Selim was en route to Canakkale from Novorossiysk.
The 114 meter long, 2850 dwt freighter Vera sank in the Black Sea off Eregli, Turkey. The Vera had decided to drop anchor a mile off the shore off Eregli to shelter from the severe weather. The Vera quickly began to take on water after the cargo shifted. A distress call was sent out. The Turkish Coast Guard dispatched a vessel along with tugs to the scene. Reports state that 3 out of the 12 crew on board were rescued. The remaining crew were reported as missing. The vessel was en route to Izmir with a cargo of scrap.