13.12.11 - Russian freighter Vuoksa grounded, Greece
Russian general cargo vessel river-sea type, Vuoksa, ran aground in 38 56N 020 43E, Ionian sea, off Preveza, Greece, on Dec 13, 2011. Circumstances of the grounding yet unknown. Vessel stuck on rocks, and must be off-loaded before refloating attempts, to avoid hull damages. Fore draft loss 0.8 meter, attempts to refloat by own means failed. Bottom is rocks and reefs. Forepeak tank, ballast tanks 1 and 2 are flooded. Propeller and rudder are clear Vessel is loaded with 3000 mt of corn. Vessel is exposed to all winds and sea except East direction, presently weather is good, but any deterioration may endanger the vessel. Offloading deem to be necessary.
General cargo Vuoksa IMO 8866709, dwt 3174, built 1978, flag Russia, owner Marship Co., Moscow.
Photos of the vessel, scheme of grounding and damages.