The 4750 dwt tanker Volgoneft-143 went aground on the Don River (Tsimlyanskoye Basin) near the 2755.5 kilometer mark. The Volgoneft-143 has requested a tug as it was not able to refloat itself by it’s own means. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Volgoneft-143 was heading for Kavkaz from Novgorod with 4161 metric tons of heavy oil.
The 132 meter long, 4980 dwt tanker Volgoneft-69 went aground on the Svir River near the 1079.5 kilometer mark. The Volgoneft-69 suffered damage to its bow with a hole below the waterline resulting in the bow thruster compartment flooded. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Volgoneft-69 will attempt to refloat itself. The tanker was heading for St. Petersburg from Yaroslavl with 4627 metric tons of heavy oil.