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 122 meter long, 3742 dwt tanker Kavkaz allided with the 140 meter long, 7441 dwt chemical tanker Gloria in the Azov Sea off Taman, Russia. The KavKaz was attempting to moor the vessel when it struck the anchored Gloria. Both vessels suffered slight damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Gloria became disabled in the Mittelland Canal near Haldensleben, Germany. The Gloria, loaded with 1289 tons of cement, had an open pipe which flooded the engine room. The vessel contacted the local authorities who dispatched the local fire rescue to the scene. Using a dewatering pumps, the water ingress was brought under control. Some water from the bilge was spilled into the canal. An oil boom was placed around the Gloria to prevent any further pollution being released. The engine of the Gloria was no longer opperable and the vessel was towed to Haldenleben where it will be offloaded before taken to a shipyard for repairs. No reports of injuries. The open pipe was result of a pump being dismantled, but the pipe not being sealed. The water police conducted an investigation and fined the vessel for water pollution.