The 138 meter long, 4038 dwt cargo vessel M. Andreev allided with two vessels at the anchorage at Azov, Russia. The M. Andreev was passing through the anchorage when it suffered steering gear failure. The M. Andreev struck the bow of the anchored 139 meter long cargo vessel Aleksandr Lebed and the stern of the anchored 128 meter long cargo vessel Rusich 2.
All three vessels sustained only slight damage and there were no reports of water ingress. There were no reports of injuries or pollution released. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 23 meter long, 189 dwt towboat Todd Brown partially sank on the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky. Details of the sinking have not yet been reported, but the vessel had over 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel along with hydraulic oil and lube oil on board at the time. An environmental response team is on site and has placed a boom around the vessel. No details yet reported if pollution has been released, but Kentucky and Missouri authorities along with the Coast Guard are engaged in monitoring the situation.
The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
On April 1, the 40 foot long, 11 gt fishing vessel Dawn sank on Lake Superior at the Portage River Harbor near Houghton, Michigan. The vessel commonly known as a “fishing tug” had sank for some unknown reason. No reports of injuries.
The Coast Guard and a salvage team took over salvage operations. Divers were able to place a sling around the sunken hull to raised the Dawn on April 18. Reports state the vessel was found to be in poor shape and may not be repaired. The Dawn was placed on a barge to be taken to Hancock to be further inspected.