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 115 meter long, 3340 dwt cargo vessel Amur 2507 ran aground on the Don River near Shmat, Russia. The Amur 2507 was en route to Samsun, Turkey from Rostov-on-Don with a cargo of wheat when it grounded on the river. Tugs were dispatched to the scene, but were unable to refloat the cargo vessel. Indications suggest the Amur 2507 will need to be lightered before it can be refloated. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On May 30, the 89 meter long, 2754 dwt tanker Roschem 2 ran aground on the Don River near the 3128 km mark while headed to Kavkaz from Samara. The crew was unable to free the tanker and requested assistance. Two tugs were dispatched and were able to free the Roschem 2 later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the grounding.