The 89 meter long, 1750 dwt freighter Samur 8 went aground on the Volga-Caspian Sea Canal near the 126 kilometer mark. Attempts to refloat itself failed and the freighter has requested assistance. The Samur 8 was travelling from Astrakhan to Enzeli, Iran with a cargo of scrap. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The Russian Navy Auxiliary tug MB-58 went aground on the Volga-Caspian Sea Canal near the 125 kilometer mark. Traffic on the canal was stopped until the MB-58 was able to refloat itself. The tug continued under its own power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.