On June 4, the 48 meter long, 650 dwt cargo vessel Behbahan allided and sank in the Persian Gulf off Bubiyan Island, Iraq. The Behbahan had departed from Iran bound for Kuwait when it struck an offshore construction. The allision resulted in hull damage and water ingress on the Behbahan. Authorities were alerted and dispatched patrol boats to the scene. Rescuers arrived and found 4 crew were able to abandon ship before the Behbahan had sunk. Five crew were reported missing. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 200 meter long, 61148 dwt bulk carrier Jonas Oldendorff allided with the quay at Port Lincoln, Australia. The bulk carrier had entered the port and was attempting to berth when it struck the quay. The Jonas Oldendorff sustained only minor damage to its starboard bow. No significant damage reported to the quay. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The Jonas Oldendorff was later assisted by tugs to its berth. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
On May 20, the 140 meter long, 6613 dwt tanker Aleksandr Shemagin allided on the Volga River near Balakovo, Russia. The Aleksandr Shemagin was en route to Syzran from Rostov-on-Don when it struck an embankment along the river. Reports state the tanker and embankment sustained slight damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.