The Russian bulk carrier ""Kuzma Minin"", with a deadweight of 16 thousand tons, ran aground off the coast of Britain, the British Mirror reports.
It is reported that the incident occurred in stormy conditions. A search and rescue operation has been launched, there are 18 crew members on board, no cargo. Information about the oil spill has not been reported.


The tugs of the British Coast Guard lifted off the Russian cargo ship Kuzma Minin and broke it in the direction of the ship from the coast. This is evidenced by the footage shown on the television channel Sky News.

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With the help of four tugboats, a Russian vessel with a running engine goes toward the open sea near the coast of the city of Falmouth. The operation to refloat the vessel from the shoals unfolds when the first tidal wave arrives in the Falmouth coast area. The second tide is expected around 5:00 pm British time (8:00 pm Moscow time). According to weather forecasts, in the evening the weather should deteriorate sharply, the wind and storm will increase.

The refloating from the shoal allows the Russian dry-cargo ship to shelter from the weather in the port of Falmouth, where it will be inspected by divers.

The Russian cargo vessel ""Kuzma Minin"" ran aground in the UK on the morning of December 18th. The vessel was stuck off the coast of Cornwall, in Falmouth Bay. There are 18 sailors on board, there is no cargo on Kuzma Minin. At the same time she had a roll of about five degrees.

Dry cargo ship belongs to the Murmansk Shipping Company. Bulker Kuzma Minin spent several months in the port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands. The TASS agency claimed that he was arrested because of the shipowner's debts. Murmansk Shipping Company denied the information and indicated that the vessel’s exit was delayed due to a commercial dispute with counterparties.


In the Black Sea, on the southern shore of the Taman Peninsula, the m/v Surov (flag Mongolia, shipowner Vikaro Overseas Co., crew of 11 people: 9 Russian citizens, 2 - Azerbaijan, enroute Iskanderun (Turkey) to Port Kavkaz, in ballast, reserves: diesel 82 tons, oil 900 kg, water 9 tons) at 03:05 Moscow time, December 25, 2018 ran aground. Based on the information pprovided by the Rescue Coordination Center, at 04:45 Moscow time, the tug Spasatel Demidov (shipowner of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Morspassluzhba”) arrived at an aground at 2 miles awaiting for daylight.

According to the master of the m/v Surov, they decided to leave the ship due to daylight time.

The vessel is located at Zhelezniy Rog cape, lays starboard to the coast, 10 meters from the shore.

At least six seamen were killed when a Panama-flagged cargo vessel sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Jan. 7, officials said.
Samsun Governor Osman Kaymak told reporters that six sailors were killed and seven others were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard after the vessel went down some 77 nautical miles off northern Samsun province.
A 13-strong crew was aboard the vessel that was reportedly carrying coal before it sent a distress call and eventually broke into two, according to the Samsun governor’s office.

Search and rescue efforts were underway with four helicopters, one plane, two Coast Guard boats, one rescue ship, and one towing boat, the statement added.
It wasn't immediately clear why the ship sank. One rescued sailor said an unexpected wave had taken away the ship's bow The cargo vessel was reportedly carrying 3,300 tons of coal to Samsun from the Russian port of Azov.

The crew members included nine Ukrainian, two Azerbaijani and two Russian citizens, local media reported. Officials have not revealed the identities of the killed and rescued sailors.


A cargo ship Seagrand veered off course and bumped into a bridge off the southeast coast of South Korea on Thursday with a drunk captain on board, authorities said.

The Korea Coast Guard (KCG) said the 5,998-ton Seagrand sailed into the side of the Gwangan Bridge at around 4:20 p.m. before turning back to head in the opposite direction.

The accident caused damage to the lower part of the bi-level bridge, the KCG said. No injuries were reported, but portions of the lower bridge were closed off for precautionary reasons. The KCG nabbed the vessel and questioned the crew aboard. It said the ship's Russian captain, whose identity is being withheld, had a blood alcohol content of 0.086 percent. The legal limit is 0.03 percent. A KCG official said consuming alcohol aboard a vessel isn't punishable by law as long as the person doesn't steer the ship. The official added it wasn't yet clear if the Russian captain had been at the helm at the time of the accident.

Authorities were also trying to determine why the ship was heading toward the bridge in the first place, when it should have been going in the opposite direction.
The KCG said the Seagrand arrived in Busan around 9 a.m. Wednesday and unloaded 1,495 tons of iron pipes. It was bound for Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday, carrying 1,415 tons of steel coils.

Authorities said the Seagrand had also hit a cruise ship moored at the same port about 40 minutes before hitting the bridge.


The m/v “Sepano” ran aground between Ninovka and Fedorovka on the Volga-Caspian Maritime Shipping Channel (VKMSK) According to the regional EMERCOM of Russia, there are 14 crew members on board (food supply 10 days), the cargo volume is 4,900 tons of grain.

The vessel followed from the port of Astrakhan to the port of Amirobad (Iran). No damage, no leakage of petroleum products. No injuries reported.

The motor vessel "Sepano" is attempting to independently break off. The shipowner is resolving the issue of sending a tug.
Bulk carrier MARYLAND (IMO 8418758) ran aground in northern Kerch Strait in front of Chushka, apparently after veering off fairway, at around 1630 UTC March 13th, transiting Strait in southern direction, en route from Mariupol, Ukraine to Maghera, Italy. At 1930 UTC she was still aground with several tugs at her side. The ship is loaded with steel.

This informs RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of Rosmorrechflot. During the movement in the caravan, the bulk carrier sat on the edge of the Kerch-Yenikalsky channel.
It is noted that the relevant data arrived at the Service for Traffic Management of the Port of Kerch on March 13 at 19:40. The ministry added that there are no restrictions on shipping. Also, there is no recorded threat of ecology and human life.