Azov Sea Allision
The 108 meter long, 5466 dwt general cargo vessel Mekhanik Kovalenko allided with the 138 meter long, 5657 dwt general cargo vessel Volgo Don 213 in the Azov Sea near Taganrog, Russia. The Mekhanik Kovalenko was heaving anchor and preparing to depart when it smashed into the side of the Volgo Don 213. The Volgo Don 213 suffered a small hole above the waterline while the Mekhanik Kovalenko had 4 meters of its bulwarks damaged. No reports of injuries or pollution released.