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.
The 138 meter long, 5150 dwt cargo vessel Volgo Don 133 suffered damage on the Don River near Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The Volgo Don 133 was en route to Busan from Kavkaz in ballast when the vessel lost its port side propeller and part of the shaft. The vessel dropped anchor and traffic was halted so that divers could recover the propeller and shaft. No reports of injuries or pollution released.