The 118 meter long, 3811 dwt freighter Anga ran aground on the Don River near Azov, Russia. The Anga was proceeding from Rostov-on-Don to Turkey with 2963 tons of scrap when it navigated too close to the edge of the navigational channel. No injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state traffic was no impacted by the grounding.
The 180 meter long, 46866 dwt oil tanker High Power suffered an explosion while off Gibraltar. The tanker had left Tuzla and proceeded to Gibraltar where it stopped to take on fuel from the bunker vessel Aegean Princess. During the transfer of fuel, the High Power had one of its boilers exploded releasing a large plume of black smoke into the air. There were no injuries and no fire. The vessel contacted the authorities stating they had everything under control. The local authorities dispatched emergency services as a precautionary measure. The vessel was detained until a detail account could be provided by the crew. No reports of pollution being released.
Photo: Matthias K. Kohler
The132 meter long, 4190 dwt inland tanker Volgoneft-162 ran aground on the Svir River near the 1058 kilometer mark. The tanker was headed to St. Petersburg, Russia from Kashper with 4433 tons of heavy oil when it veered out of the navigation channel. The Volgoneft 162 suffered damage near its bow thruster. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.