The 108 meter long cargo vessel Omskiy 141 ran aground on the Svir River. The Omskiy 141 was en route to Cherepovets from St. Petersburg with 3000 tons of steel cargo when it struck bottom. The cargo vessel sustained hull damage in a ballast tank in the forepeak resulting in water ingress. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On August 14, the 90 meter long, 4040 dwt cargo vessel Tokay Akar ran aground along the breakwater at Samsun, Turkey. The Tokay Akar had been at anchor at the Samsun anchorage when a storm with strong winds caused the vessel’s anchor to drag. The unmanned Tokay Akar drifted until it ran up on to the breakwater. The cargo vessel sustained hull damage to ballast tanks and suffered water ingress. No pollution reported. Reports state the Tokay Akar had been left at anchor after a bankruptcy and the fuel had been removed. Local authorities will arrange salvage when weather permits.
The 229 meter long, 82,153 dwt bulk carrier Rosco Palm ran aground twice on the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington. On August 11, the Rosco Palm was headed downstream from Kalama bound for Chiba, China when it ran aground. The bulk carrier was later refloated and headed to an anchorage upriver near Skamokawa. Near the anchorage the Rosco Palm ran aground a second time on a sand bank. The following day, the Rosco Palm was refloated again and proceeded to Kalama where it was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.