The 126 meter long, 4673 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Kompozitor Rakhmaninov ran aground on the Volga River off Astrakhan, Russia. The Kompozitor Rakhmaninov was proceeding in ballast for Olya when it veered off and struck the left bank. Unfortunately, the cargo vessel had only partially passed under a railroad bridge leaving it stuck. Reports state tugs were dispatched to the scene to assist in refloating the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 88 meter long, 2755 dwt cargo vessel Rasha 1 collided with the 114 meter long cargo vessel Volgo Balt 239 on the Volga River at Astrakhan, Russia. The two vessels were moored at the anchorage off Astrakhan when the anchor of the Rasha 1 began to drag. The Rasha 1 drifted until it struck the Volgo Balt 239. Both vessels sustained minor damage to their railings and dents in the hulls. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities detained the vessels while conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 119 meter long, 3373 dwt bulk carrier Viscount ran aground on the Volga River near Astrakhan, Russia. The Viscount loaded with metal had veered into the shallows and ran upon a mud bank. The cargo vessel failed to refloat itself and requested assistance. No reports of injuries to the 10 crew, damage or pollution released. The owners has arrange to have a salvage company to refloat the vessel. Reports state that authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.