General cargo ship ZERNOGRAD laden with grain ran aground in Azov area near Petrovskiy village, Don river, Azov sea, Russia, while en route from Rostov-on-Don to Trabzon Turkey, at 0950 Moscow time Jan 26. As of 1530 Moscow time Jan 26, the ship was still aground with no tugs in sight (though reportedly, 4 tugs were sent), probably waiting for high water.

General cargo ship ZERNOGRAD, IMO 9252905, dwt 6207, built 2001, flag Russia, manager TD RIF LLC., Rostov.


Fire erupted on board of fishing vessel ENIGMA ASTRALIS early in the morning Jan 21 in Okhotsk sea SE of Magadan, Russia. No information on fire cause and on fire area, where exactly did it start. Reportedly, all 47 crew went to nearby fishing vessels, there is a lot of smoke, but no visible flame. Vessel’s AIS is on, as of 0500 UTC Jan 21 she was drifting, with many vessels nearby.

No injures reported. The Far Eastern Transport Prosecutor’s Office is conducting a fire check.

Fire erupted in superstructure of general cargo ship VOLGO-BALT 205 at around 0400 Moscow time Sep 27 near Tolyatti city, Volga river, Central Russia. The ship with some 300 ton of steel constructions on board was en route from S-Petersburg to Astrakhan. Fire quickly engulfed all superstructure including living quarters, all 12 crew abandoned the ship. As of 1030 Moscow time fire was still smoldering, superstructure seemingly, burned out and is totally destroyed.

General cargo ship VOLGO-BALT 205, IMO 8230338, dwt 3498, built 1977, flag Russia, owner VICTORIA Co., Russia.


Fire erupted on board of Russian trawler BUKHTA NAEZDNIK, berthed at Brevik harbor, Tromso, Norway, at around 1100 LT Sep 25. Fie engulfed area fore of superstructure, with a lot of billowing smoke. Reportedly, ropes, oil and plastic materials are on fire. 29 crew who were on board are all accounted for, 27 were taken to hospital for medical check for possible smoke inhalation. As of 1300 UTC, fire wasn’t yet extinguished. AIS is on, trawlerremains berthed with tug and SAR boat nearby.

Trawler BUKHTA NAEZDNIK, IMO 8913253, displacement 2877, built 1991, flag Russia, owner Murmansk Trawl Fleet.


Russian motor vessel with coal ran aground in the Kerch Strait. The vessel loaded with coal ran aground in the Kerch Strait in the morning of June 24, 2019, the Interfax-South agency reports.

"At 05:49 Moscow time the motor vessel “Siberin-1”, the flag of the Russian Federation, ran aground when leaving the Southern region of the port of Kavkaz. Damage to the hull is not observed. There is no threat to shipping” - said the source.

The source clarified that the vessel deviated from fairway of the approach channel at 90 m, which was the cause of the incident. On board the vessel is 4,300 tons of coal.

Currently, the port authorities are addressing the issue of the allocation of tugs and the removal of the vessel from the ground.

An explosion occurred onboard a tanker at Port of Makhachkala in Russia today, killing two people.

According to report by Sputnik, the explosion came from the engine room of the 2013-built 7,000 dwt tanker VF Tanker 16 when the vessel was near the No.4 pier of the port.

Initial reports said five crew were injured in the incident and another three were missing, and later two of the three missing crew were found dead. One of the wounded is in a critical condition.

The vessel is operated by Russian company Volga Shipping, which owns a fleet of 99 vessels, made up of 59 small bulkers and 40 small tankers.

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.
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