The 82 meter long, 1810 dwt cargo vessel Zelenga ran aground on the Don River near Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The vessel had veered out the fairway when it became stuck on a mudbank while en route to Yalta. A tug was dispatched and was able to free the Zelenga a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On September 14, the 128 meter long cargo vessel SV Knyaz Vladimir ran aground on the Don River, Russia. The SV Knyaz Vladimir had reduced speed to pass an oncoming vessel when it was blown aground by strong gust of wind. The following day a tug was able to refloat the SV Knyaz Vladimir. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 119 meter long, 3345 dwt cargo vessel Nefterudovoz 29M ran aground on the Don River near an anchorage off Azov, Russia. Tugs were dispatched to the scene to help refloat the Nefterudovoz 29M, but the vessel remained firmly aground. Reports state another attempt to refloat the Nefterudovoz 29M will be done on the next high tide. No reports of injuries or pollution released.