Collision off Astrakhan
The 88 meter long, 2755 dwt cargo vessel Rasha 1 collided with the 114 meter long cargo vessel Volgo Balt 239 on the Volga River at Astrakhan, Russia. The two vessels were moored at the anchorage off Astrakhan when the anchor of the Rasha 1 began to drag. The Rasha 1 drifted until it struck the Volgo Balt 239. Both vessels sustained minor damage to their railings and dents in the hulls. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities detained the vessels while conducting an investigation into the incident.