The 140 meter long tanker Balt Flot 3 collided with a barge on the Volga-Baltic Sea Canal near Kurdyug, Russia. The Balt Flot 3 was proceeding with 5193 tons of fuel oil when it changed course to allow a cargo vessel to pass. Unfortunately, the tug BT-Petrokrepost and barge #3428 was in the direct path of the tanker. The barge struck head-on with the Balt Flot 3 causing damage to the tanker below the waterline. The Balt Flot 3 suffered hull breach and water ingress in the bow thruster compartment. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Details and status of the barge and tug were not reported.