On February 25, the 138 meter long, 3775 dwt cargo vessel Zhadeit collided with the 130 meter long, 7109 dwt tanker Lerik on the Don River off Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The Zhadeit’s bow struck into the side of the Lerik. The results was a hull breach on the Lerik while the Zhadeit sustained significant bow damage. No reports of injuries. Local authorities dispatched a team to the scene to investigate the incident. No reports of pollution released by the Lerik.
The 140 meter long, 6207 dwt cargo vessel Zernograd went aground on the Don River off Petrovskiy, Russia. The Zernograd was en route to Trabzon, Turkey from Rostov-on-Don with a cargo of grain when it became stuck on the river. The crew was unable to refloat the vessel and requested assistance of a tug. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
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.