On July 19, 2014, the 3345 dwt bulk carrier Nefterudovoz 32M ran aground on the Volga River near the 462 kilometer mark. The vessel was loaded with 2776 tons of gravel when struck bottom resulting in the hull damage. The Nefterudovoz 32M had holed its ballast tanks and suffered water ingress. Salvage team arrived on scene the following day and divers patched the hole. Some of the vessel’s cargo of lightered to aid refloating the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 65 foot long fishing vessel Vernon suffer water ingress while off Ketchikan, Alaska. The crew contacted the Coast Guard the vessel was taking on water in the engine room. The 47-foot motor life boat along with the 25-foot response boat were dispatched to the scene. Once on scene, the Coast Guard crew began operating dewatering pumps and brought the flooding under control. The rescue boats escorted the Vernon back to Ketchikan. No reports of injuries. The cause of the flooding was under investigation.
On July 13, 2014, the 80 meter long self-propelled barge Corteo G allided with a railway bridge near Nijmegen, Netherlands on the Maas-Waal canal. The Corteo G suffered hull damage and water ingress. The crew requested assistance with the local fire bridge responding. The fire bridgade was able to bring the flooding under control with pumps. A boom was placed around the vessel as an oil sheen was spotted around the vessel. Reports state the pollution came from the vessel’s engine room as it had suffered water ingress. No reports of injuries. Reports state there was concern the vessel stability as the Corteo G was fully laden with steel coils.