January 14, 2013
Crabber Altair got her propeller entangled in nets morning 14-JAN-2013 in Okhotsk sea near position 55 01N 153 31E. m/v Predanny, the salvage tug was some 100 nm off Altair, on a standby in fishing grounds of north-west Okhotsk sea, and sailed to a distressed crabber. Altair was taken on tow same day to be towed to a safe place, where divers will clear the propeller off the nets.
Crabber Altair IMO 8868020, displacement 1220 mt, built 1993, flag Russia, owner Luntos Co., Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
Salvage tug Predanny IMO 7831898.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Reefer Korsakov towed to Petropavlovsk-K port and berthed at around 18:00 UTC Jan 1 13, after suffering rudder failure on Dec 28 some 30 nm SW off Lopatka Point, southernmost tip of Kamchatka Peninsula, in Okhotsk sea.
Reefer Korsakov IMO 8326113, dwt 10055, built 1983, flag Russia, owner Ostrov Sakhalin Co.
Trawler Alanett last known position dated 1815 UTC Jan 1 13 was in Tsugaru strait off Shiriuchi, Hokkaido, status unknown. Vessel was disabled off Hokkaido on Dec 27, Japanese tugs reportedly were to tow Alanett to Hakodate. Long-liner Alanett IMO 9055216, displacement 1814 tons, built 1993, flag Russia, owner Kamchatka-Vostok Co., Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
December 28, 2012 08:33 MSK
The wedge of rudder causing lost control of the transport reefer "Korsakov" occurred. Reefer was enroute from Busan to fishing vessels working in Okhotsk sea. The boat is currently located 27 km from the port station Ozernoy, Cape Lopatka - 56 km (Ust-Bolsheretsky municipal district of Kamchatka), the press service of the regional emergency department with reference to the Russian Maritime Rescue Sub-sea port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
There are 67 people on board, including 32 crew members, 35 passengers and 400 tons of diesel fuel. No threats to the crew reported. At the present time the freezer trawler "Sakhalin Island" moved to the refrigerator "Korsakov" for further towing vessel to the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. An emergency the rescue ship "Predanniy" is also sailed.
Reefer "Korsakov" IMO 8326113, dwt 10055, built 1983, flag Russia, owner Ostrov Sakhalin Co.
VLADIVOSTOK, December 27 / ITAR-TASS by Leonid Vinogradov
Trawler Alanet with a crew of 24 people on board is under of responsibility of Japan. The Japanese rescuers are on the way to help m/v Alanetu, said Captain sea port of Vladivostok Alexander Kuvshinov.
The main engine on the trawler is went down , the ship lost her course and currently is at the mercy of the sea. Cargo onboard: Fresf fish.
m/v Alanet is included in Kamchatrybprom, the company's fleet.
Freighter Melody refloated and berthed in Nakhodka
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
General cargo vessel Melody arrived to Nakhodka port, Russia, Japan sea, and was berthed on Dec 26. Vessel ran aground on Sakhalin island coast and was refloated, arriving to Nakhodka either under own power or under tow.
m/v Melody: http://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2012/12/melody/
December 11, 2012
General cargo vessel Melody is still aground, salvors waiting for weather improve. Reportedly salvage operation will resume during daytime on December 12,2012.
Freighter Melody is still aground on Sakhalin Island coast in Tatarskiy Strait. Salvage tug Atlas arrived to a distressed vessel on Dec 8 2012, during the day Dec 9 there were several attempts to refloat vessel, but to no avail, vessel is still aground. Salvors will try to refloat vessel on Dec 10 with high tide. There is no immediate danger to Melody or the crew, vessel is stuck on a sandy shoal with no damages to hull. Vessel ran aground early in the morning December 7 in position 46 13N 141 54E.
Freighter Melody aground in Tatarskiy Strait, Sakhalin
General cargo vessel Melody at around 0330 Moscow time Dec 7 2012 ran aground on Sakhalin Island coast close to Krilyon Point, southernmost tip of Sakhalin, in Tatarskiy Strait. Vessel was en route from Vladivostok, Japan sea, to Korsakov, Sakhalin. Reportedly there are no breaches or holes, and no imminent danger either to vessel or to crew. General cargo vessel Melody IMO 8216928, dwt 4868, built 1982, flag Russia, owner MTK Co., Yuzhno-Sakhalinks.
Freighter Samarga under tow to Donghae, Japan sea
December 26, 2012
Disabled general cargo vessel Samarga was taken under tow in the afternoon Dec 26 by a salvage tug Lazurit, Japan sea. Samarga is to be towed to Donghae, South Korea. Weather is favourable, with moderate wind and sea, ETA Donghae Dec 28 12.
Distressed Samarga is to be towed to Donghae, Japan sea
December 24, 2012
Salvage tug Lazurit arrived to distressed vessel Samarga in the morning Dec 25, and is trying to take freighter on tow. Vessel is to be towed to South Korean port Donghae, which is some 160 nm off, see map. The weather is deteriorating, wind strengthened to 18 meters/sec. Vessel issued distress signal at 15:58 UTC Dec 23 from position 39-52N 130-39E, suffering total blackout.
North Korean safe waters are much closer to the distressed vessel, but North Korean waters are safe from the weather, not from the ruling regime, and are in fact, more risky for a distressed vessel, than winter storm in Japan sea. More often, than not, vessels in distress which have to find refuge in North Korea are detained under the pretext of “investigation”, or in other words, for extorting money from owner, being also subject to possible political speculations, depending on the owner State. While it goes on, local authorities sweep vessel and crew clean of any supplies they can find.
Russian freighter Samarga disabled in Japan sea
Russian general cargo vessel Samarga issued distress signal in Japan sea, presumably early in the morning Dec 24, or earlier, during Dec 23. Vessel is en route from Busan to Vladivostok with cargo of cars, and suffered engine failure. Russian media as usual, is confusing in its’ news, some say vessel is disabled, some say vessel suffered total blackout. Reportedly, there was some cargo shift. Weather northern wind 12-15 meters/sec, sea 2-2.5 meters, so there is no imminent danger to vessel and crew. Salvage tug Lazurit left Vladivostok early Dec 24 and is steaming to the disabled vessel, nearby freighter Limanskiy (IMO 8423612) is standing by. Vessel actually, was disabled earlier than Dec 23-24, last known satellite data at 19:30 UTC Dec 22 gives position 39 33N 130 31E, and speed 2 knots, meaning by that time vessel was already disabled and drifting, or moving at low speed. General cargo vessel Samarga IMO 8501402, dwt 7130, built 1987, flag Cambodia, manager Natie Shipping, Vladivostok, Russia.