March 15 at 05:22 Moscow time the m/v Sormovsky 118 (IMO 7943287) ran aground in the Don River, the Azov Port (buoy No. 55-57 area), IDK Expert re[ports.

At the time of the incident, there were 2993 tons of wheat on board. The vessel followed the exit with the pilot on board. It is known that the ship has run aground because of the failure of the steering device. The Rosmorrechflot informs that the ship's turn is blocked. Movement of ships along the channel stopped.

No victims or pollution of the environment reported.