According to the Rescue Coordination Centre Rosmorrechflot, loss of draft the vessel has not affected or damage or pollution. No obstacles for shipping traffic reported. The vessel alone away from the edge may not need help of icebreaker. Weather in the area of the incident: light wind, fields of broken ice (freeze-up is the period).
As of 06:00 MSK December 16 the ship Patris is in the same position. Roll on the starboard 1 degree, the loss of draft on the left side 5-7 cm. Nearby is the icebreaker ""Kapitan Buka"", pending a decision by the shipowner, according to refloat the vessel.
M/V Patris will arrive in Astrakhan, accompanied by the icebreaker Kapitan Buka. M/V Shizhnya already moves to the city in tow. “In Astrakhan the experts will examine these vessels and evaluate their technical condition "", - said the press officer.
December 21, 2016 the cargo ship Shizhnya was released from the ice with the icebreaker Kapitan Chechkin. The vessel is attributed to Astrakhan, with cargo of metal followed to Iran. The vessel was freezed in the ice on 51st km of the canal on 18 December.
Previously, the Iranian cargo ship Patris was released from the ice. The vessel followed from Astrakhan to the Iranian port Enzili with general cargo on board and also could not pass the canal. The vessel is carrying a crew of 11 people, no one was hurt.
Dry cargo vessels Patris and Shizhnya return to Astrakhan to assess the technical condition of vessels after the exampting them from the ice of the Volga-Caspian sea shipping channel (VKMSK), reported ""Interfax"" in the EMERCOM in the Astrakhan region, 21 December.
M/V Patris will arrive in Astrakhan, accompanied by the icebreaker Kapitan Buka, and m/v Shizhnya already moved to the city in tow. In Astrakhan, the experts will examine and evaluate their technical condition, - said the press officer.
As reported, on Wednesday, the cargo ship ""Shizhnya"" freed from ice icebreaker ""Kapitan Chechkin"". The vessel is attributed to Astrakhan, with a cargo of metal followed in Iran. She was frozen into ice on a 51-kilometer channel on 18th December.
Later, all the passengers and crew members were safely evacuated by helicopter and taken to shore. The fire-fighting tugs were involved, and a fire helicopter.
As a result of the accident no one was hurt. The area in the scene was banned for the passage of ships.
A total of 168 tons of oil has been removed from the board of the emergency ship that eliminated the possibility of significant contamination of the surrounding sea area in the event of failure hull and fuel tanks.
Pacific Maritime Authority continues to verify the circumstances of Rosprirodnadzor incident happened, it turns out the degree of culpability of the crew and the ship owner for subsequent proceedings based on the requirements of the current environmental legislation.
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