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.
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.