On December 29, the 110 meter long, 3170 dwt ro-ro railroad car ferry Annenkov allided with the 102 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Elena at Kavkaz, Russia. The Annenkov was attempting to berth when strong winds caused the rail ferry to drift into the moored Elena. Both vessels only suffered minor damage and dents. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels were to be inspected before allowing to return to service.