Anna Akhmatova

The passenger ship Anna Akhmatova suffered a fire while berthed at Moscow, Russia.  The fire quickly spread and engulfed a large section of the main and passengers deck.   Local firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after six hours.   None of the 10 workers on board were injured in the fire.  The vessel was severely damaged.  No details on the start of the fire, but most likely caused by one of the workers on board at the time.  The vessel was built in 1959 in Hungry.

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Ismail Hashim

The trawler Ismail Hashim capsized in rough seas off Pulau Songsong, Kedah, Malaysia.  The trawler loaded with seven tons of fish capsized when it was suddenly hit by a series of strong waves.   The master of the vessel lost steering and ordered his crew to put life jackets on.   All except one of the crew of twenty went to the bow of the vessel when it capsized.   The lone crewman went to his cabin and drowned.   The 19 men stayed together around two life buoys until another vessel passed by.

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Soprano

The 109 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Soprano allided on the Rhine River with a bridge at Bensdorf, Germany.   The Soprano was proceeding downstream when it suffered a rudder failure and struck the highway bridge resulting in a slight tear in the hull of the vessel.   The water police and local firefighters were called to the scene.  No reports of injuries.   The Soprano was in ballast only and no reports of pollution being released.

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