The 21,370 dwt boxship MSC Maria went aground while leaving St. Petersburg, Russia near Voyennaya Gavan, Kronshtadt Island. The boxship had the pilot still on board when the vessel’s rudder jammed causing the vessel to veer out of the channel and strike bottom. Reports state the hull of the MSC Maria was ok, but pollution had been released. Two tugs are standing by to assist in refloating operations. The MSC Maria had left St. Petersburg bound for Rotterdam.
The ferry Coastal Celebration had to be taken out of service after the vessel allided with the dock at Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island. The Coastal Celebration was departing the dock when it reversed and slammed into the dock hard. The ferry suffered damage to the bow doors and ramp and the dock also sustained some damage. Earilier in the week, another BC Ferry, the MV Mill Bay, allided with the dock resulting in hull holed above the water line. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 3329 dwt freighter Amur 2522 went aground in the Volga-Caspian Sea Canal at marker 158.5. The Amur 2522 was passing the freighter Ulus Briz when it veered to far over and grounded. The Amur 2522 was heading to Enzeli, Iran from Astrakhan with a cargo of steel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.