1 grounding and 3 collisions simultaneously in downtown S-Petersburg, Russia
1 grounding and 3 collisions occurred simultaneously on Neva river, downtown S-Petersburg, early in the morning Jul 3. Crews were celebrating Russian team win in World Cup game?
General cargo ship OMSKIY-137
General cargo ship OMSKIY-137 ran aground at 0310 Moscow time Jul 3 near Volodarskiy Bridge, S-Petersburg, 1368 kilometer mark, river Neva, while proceeding downstream with cargo of wood chips, bound for Sweden. The ship ran aground while anchoring. She was refloated at around midday and taken to nearby berth for inspection, no damages, no leaks reported, but later that day the ship moved upriver, probably by tugs, and stopped outside city limits, so probably, she suffered damages serious enough to interrupt voyage.
Ore oil carrier LEONID LISIN
Ore oil carrier LEONID LISIN allided with Nevskiy Bridge constructions, downtown S-Petersburg, Neva river, at 0416 Moscow time Jul 3, while proceeding downstream, and suffered hull breach above waterline in bow section. No leak reported. The ship was berthed same day at her destination, S-Petersburg port.
General cargo ship GENNADIY ABRAMOV
General cargo ship GENNADIY ABRAMOV allided with helicopter pad on top of passenger terminal on 1384 kilometer mark, downtown S-Petersburg Neva river, near English Embankment, at 0420 Moscow time Jul 3, while proceeding downstream. Terminal was damaged, the ship suffered ripped off railings and 2 meter long starboard dent. Moving further downstream the ship collided with the left pier of Blagoveschenskiy Bridge, suffering dented bulwark and portside bridge wing. The ship arrived to S-Petersburg from Cherepovets, inland Russia, with cargo of steel.