The m/v ""Optimaflot"" loaded with cargo of 2837 tons of diesel fuel at 05:00 MSK on May 23, 2018 while raising the anchor in the Vedernikovskoe bend (2,970.6th km of the Don River, Rostov Region) under the influence of a strong current ran aground on the portside of the midship and loss of draft of 20 cm. According to the Rosmorrechflot Rescue and Coordination Center, the vessel is outside the limits of navigation. No restrictions of navigation, pollution or leakage is reported.

Measures are taken to lift the ship from the shallows, tugs ""Uglichanin"" and ""Kapitan Biryukov"" (the owner of the FBU Azov-Don Basin Administration) are involved.