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 132 meter long, 4660 dwt tanker Volgoneft-210 collided with the 108 meter long cargo vessel Veles on the Azov-Don Sea Canal near Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Reports state the vessels were proceeding in reduced visibility when the Volgoneft-210 struck the Veles. The Veles sustained damage along the bulwark and main deck. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels were ordered to proceed to Rostov-on-Don for surveys. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
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.