Reader of Maritime Bulletin has sent an information on grounding in Samsun port, Turkey, Black sea. General cargo vessel Amur-2527 ran aground stranding off channel at 1030 UTC Aug 1 while entering the port. Master wasn’t able to explain why did the vessel stranded off course and ran aground near Northern Mole. Vessel was refloated in half an hour with the help of tugs, and docked. No leak and no serious damages reported. Vessel arrived to Samsun from Eysk loaded with wheat. Photo of grounded freighter taken by witness.
General cargo river-sea type vessel Amur-2527, IMO 8721533, dwt 3337, built 1988, flag Belize, manager MD Shipping Co., Odessa.
M/V "Aressa" (shipowner LLC Donship) with 1544 tons of scrap metal on board ran aground on 1923 km in the Volga river area Hvolynsk. No damage leakage or oil spills, no interference with navigation as reported. Shipowner takes steps to lift the vessel aground. Source: http://portnews.ru/news/183706/
MRCC Moscow reported tanker Kamchatka disabled in Kamchatka Bay on July 12 in position 55 48N 163 07E, 230 nm north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, due to engine failure. Fish processing factory Sergey Novoselov (IMO 8721222) was directed to disabled tanker to tow her to Petropavlovsk. Latest AIS signal was at 0230 Moscow time July 14 from position 53 58N 161 19E, 116 nm north of Petropavlovsk, vessel was proceeding to Petropavlovsk at a speed of some 7 knots, which seems to be too much for a towage, maybe tanker fized problem and is sailing under own power. Tanker Kamchatka, IMO 8401080, dwt 4740, built 1985, flag Russia, manager KamAgro Co.
MRCC Moscow reported research vessel Kern disabled in Pechora sea on July 11 in position 69 35N 051 42E, 400 nm SE of Murmansk, due to failed oil pump. Vessel was taken on tow by m/v Aldan (most probably it’s a crabber Aldan IMO 8728440), to be towed to Murmansk. According to AIS, vessel arrived to Murmansk, on tow or under own power, in the morning July 15, and was berthed. Research vessel Kern, IMO 8837942, displacement 1157, built 1991, flag Russia.
Tanker Volgoneft-231 loaded with 4311 tons of heavy fuel rank aground in Volgograd Basin, Volga river, on 22 56 kilometer mark, at 2350 Moscow time July 8, while en route from Samara to Kavkaz. Vessel refloated at 1255 July 9 with the help of m/t Volgoneft-141. No damages, no spill reported.
River-sea tanker Volgoneft-231, IMO 8866058, displacement 6513, built 1972, flag Russia, manager BashkVolgoTanker, Samara.
A cargo vessel "Basalt" project "Slavutich" evening July 10, 2014 ran aground on the Volga River near Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region, the press service of the regional Emergency Management reported.
Today shipping inspectorate decided unloading the vessel, which involved two cargo ships and a floating crane. Divers have revealed damage of the hull. Water partially enters the ballast tanks, the stability of the vessel is not affected, no roll. Pumping by a team of technical means available on board (motor pump) and by a pump on the m/v "Oka-56." Additionally, for pumping water will be brought the tug "Shlyuzovoy". By eliminating the accident have been involved 44 personnel and 10 units of special equipment including the The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia - 5 people and 2 units.
In the port of Vanino(Khabarovsk Territory) at berth number 2 «Transbunker - Busan" when receiving fuel oil in the tank number 4 of m/v "Siziman" (Russian flag) overflow occurred due to lack of fuel dockerman. According to the State Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre of Transport of Russia, oil spilled into the waters are within the order of Oil. In the port of Busan when receiving fuel oil in the tank ship "Siziman" fuel overflow occurred. Quantity of spilled fuel specified. Estimated spill area between the sides of the vessel, the shore and the boom is about 300 sq. m. Technical vessel SPA-004 began the works of additional boom and oil spill response. There were no injuries.