On October 12, the 300 meter long, 209090 dwt bulk carrier Conquistador allided with a quay near Odessa, Ukraine. The Conquistador had arrived from Vancouver with coal and was maneuvering to a berth when it’s bow struck the quay. The bulker sustained a dent to its bow while the quay suffered some damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 102 meter long r0-ro passenger ferry Elena caught fire while berthed in Crimea, Ukraine. The ferry had begun to maneuver away from its berth in the port when the crew spotted a thick plume of smoke along the starboard lower deck. The crew quickly responded and were able to extinguish the blaze in a few minutes. No reports of injuries or pollution released. An investigation found there was a short-circuit in one of the compartments in the lower deck which resulted in the fire. Damage was limited and after an inspection by local authorities, the Elena was allowed to continue on its schedule route across the Kerch Strait.
The 138 meter long, 5180 dwt cargo vessel Volgo Don 5011 allided with a quay at port Kavkaz, Kerch, Crimea. The Volgo Don 5011 was doing a maneuver to berth at the port when it struck the quay sustaining 3 small breaches in the hull with 2 below the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the holes were later patched.