The 114 meter long, 3353 dwt coastal freighter Nikolay L went aground on the River Don near Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The Nikolay L departed Rostov-on-Don with a cargo of manganese ore bound for Turkey when it went aground. The freighter suffered cracks in the hull which allowed water ingress into the hull. No reports of injuries or pollution. Reports state the Nikolay L may have been damaged by ice and was grounded to avoid the vessel sinking.