The 96 meter long cargo vessel Kozma Minin ran aground on the Neva River near Otradnoye, Russia. The Kozma Minin had veered out of the fairway and grounded. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state a tug was requested to pull the Kozma Minin free.
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 27 meter long, 275 dwt fishing vessel Polaris ran aground in Kola Bay in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia. The Polaris had suffered a power black out and was unable to free itself. The trawler requested assistance with a naval tug responding. The tug was able to pull the Polaris free and proceeded to tow the fishing vessel back to Murmansk. No reports of injuries or pollution released.