The 126 meter long, 4673 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Kompozitor Rakhmaninov ran aground on the Volga River off Astrakhan, Russia. The Kompozitor Rakhmaninov was proceeding in ballast for Olya when it veered off and struck the left bank. Unfortunately, the cargo vessel had only partially passed under a railroad bridge leaving it stuck. Reports state tugs were dispatched to the scene to assist in refloating the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On May 20, the 140 meter long, 6613 dwt tanker Aleksandr Shemagin allided on the Volga River near Balakovo, Russia. The Aleksandr Shemagin was en route to Syzran from Rostov-on-Don when it struck an embankment along the river. Reports state the tanker and embankment sustained slight damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 132 meter long, 4125 dwt tanker Volgoneft 249 ran aground on the Kama River in Tatarstan, Russia. The Volgoneft 249 was loaded with 3736 tons of gasoline from Bashkortostan to Rostov-on-Don when it touch bottom. No reports of damage, injuries or pollution released. Reports state the tanker was later refloated and proceeded to Ulyanovsk where it was inspected before continuing on to Nikolaevk.