The 119 meter long, 3345 dwt tanker Optimaflot went aground in the Volga–Caspian Sea canal near the 126 kilometer mark. The vessel was unable to refloat itself. A tug was dispatched to attempt to refloat the Optimaflot when water level rises. The Optimaflot was en route to Astrakhan from Turkmenistan with 2783 tons of diesel fuel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.