Fire on board of trawler Okhotnik, Vladivostok

December 22, 2012

Fire erupted on board of trawler Okhotnik berthed in Vladivostok port, on Dec 23. Emergency service received an emergency call at around 06:40 LT. 5 crew were on board, they left the vessel, 1 of them was hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning. City fire fighting teams arrived to the scene, fire reportedly, covers the area of some 20 sq meters. No other details available. Vessel presumably is in a lay up, being docked in Vladivostok at least from the end of October.

Trawler Okhotsk IMO 8325690, displacement 2472 tons, built 1983, flag Russia, owner SEIL Co., Nakhodka.
Fire on board of trawler Okhotnik, Vladivostok  -  December 22, 2012

Fire erupted on board of trawler Okhotnik berthed in Vladivostok port, on Dec 23. Emergency service received an emergency call at around 06:40 LT. 5 crew were on board, they left the vessel, 1 of them was hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning. City fire fighting teams arrived to the scene, fire reportedly, covers the area of some 20 sq meters. No other details available. Vessel presumably is in a lay up, being docked in Vladivostok at least from the end of October. Trawler Okhotsk IMO 8325690, displacement 2472 tons, built 1983, flag Russia, owner SEIL Co., Nakhodka.

Freighter Samarga disabled in Japan sea

December 24, 2012

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.

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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.


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/

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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.



 



 
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 companys fleet.

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