On October 2, the 138 meter long, 5150 dwt cargo vessel Volgo Don 147 collided with the 140 meter long, 7441 dwt tanker Gloria on the Don River near Bagaevskaya, Russia. The Volgo Don 147 was headed for the Azov Sea with a cargo of barley when it struck head-on with the Gloria which was proceeding upstream in ballast. Both vessels sustained significant bow damage including hull breaches and water ingress on the Volgo Don 147. No reports of injuries. Both vessels drop anchor nearby to allow authorities to conduct an investigation. Reports state both vessels were not in danger of sinking. Tugs were dispatched to take the vessels under tow.
The 90 meter long, 1922 dwt cargo vessel Ersoylar 1 collided with the 99 meter long, 4447 dwt LPG tanker Gammagas in the Marmara Sea near Imrali Island, Turkey. The two vessels only suffered minor damage and there were no injuries or pollution released. Authorities dispatched tugs from Bursa and Istanbul to assist the vessels. The Ersoylar 1 and Gammagas were towed to a nearby port. No reports to the exact cause of the collision. The Gammagas was headed to Odessa from Tekirdağ. No further details reported.
On May 4, the 141 meter long, 11,913 dwt container ship SITC Osaka collided with the 338 meter long, 103,207 dwt container ship NYK Venus near Rokko Island, Kobe, Japan. The SITC Osaka was entering Kobe while the NYK Venus was leaving he harbor when the two vessels collided. Initial reports stated the NYK Venus did not sustain significant damage and was allowed to continue on its voyage. The SITC Osaka sustained damage to its port stern section above the waterline.
On May 10, still berthed in Kobe unloading containers, a fire broke out among one of the damage containers on the stern section of the SITC Osaka. Authorities dispatched fire fighting crews to the scene along with fire boats. The fire burnt several containers, but there were no reports of injuries.