The ferry Nikolay Aksenenko allided with berth at Kavkaz Port in Krasnodar, Russia. The ship was docking at the port, but proceeded with higher speed under angle by berth, which caused collision with the stone wall of the pier. The ferry suffered several breaches with size about 3 meters above the water line at the portside bow section. The ferry remained afloat without getting water ingress and danger from losing seaworthiness. The ship Nikolay Aksenenko was docked at the Kavkaz Port for further repairs and safety inspection. The ferry Nikolay Aksenenko was taken out of service for several days, waiting repair works. The traffic at the port and Kerch Strait was not affected by the accident.
Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. According to preliminary information, the accident happened due to human mistake, as there was no information about technical failures of the vessel.
The ferry Nikolay Aksenenko (IMO: 9711250) has overall length of 67.75 m, moulded beam of 12.00 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 331 DWt and the gross tonnage is 1,421 GRT. The ferry was built in 2013 by Ukrainian shipyard Sevmorverf. The vessel is owned by Cyprus company Zakiland and managed by AnRussTrans.