On November 27, the 108 meter long, 3197 dwt general cargo ship Omskiy 6 allided with the No. 15 lock gate in the Volga-Don Canal at Volgodonsk, Russia. The Omskiy 6 was en route to Egypt from Balakovo with 3000 tons of grain when it struck the lock. The lock and gate sustained damage, but remain operational. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On November 25, the 97 meter ro-ro passenger ship Bella Desgagnes ran aground in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Kegaska, Quebec. The Bella Desgagnes had encountered strong winds reaching in excess of 80 km/h when the vessel struck the seabed off Kegaska. One of the vessel’s bow thrusters sustained damage. None of the passengers were injured, but one crewman suffered minor injuries. The Bella Desgagnes proceeded to Sept-Îles at reduced speed. Reports state divers had made an inspection to the bow thrusters to see what repairs were necessary.