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.