General cargo ship SEA SPRINTER suffered mechanical failure and according to track, was disabled in the evening Jun 7 in Aegean sea south of Kavala, northern Greece, while en route from Kavala to Porto Nogaro, Italy. The ship was taken on to by tug APPOLON (IMO 7431806) early in the morning Jul 10, to be towed to Skiros, ETA Jul 10. It is not clear how SEA SPRINTER sailed to a position, where she was taken on tow, doesn’t look like she drifted two days straight, maybe she was towed by another tug, or limped at dead slow under own power. Or maybe she was waiting out, and suffered breakdown late Jul 9.

General cargo ship SEA SPRINTER, IMO 9364019, dwt 6355, built 2005, flag Malta, manager ULTRAMARINE LTD, Moscow Russia (EQUASIS)

Offshore crew supply ship BROMPTON SUN with 42 shift workers on board, offshore oil rig platform personnel, suffered fire in engine room in the afternoon July 9 in Okhotsk sea off central Sakhalin Island coast, while sailing to an oil rig. Fire was extinguished by crew, passengers were taken by offshore supply ship KATUN (IMO 9701126), and delivered to platform, no injures reported. BROMPTON SUN is sailing back to base port Korsakov, southern Sakhalin, under own power.
Offshore crew supply ship BROMPTON SUN, IMO 9240926, GT 448, built 2000, flag Panama, manager FAST OFFSHORE SUPPLY PTE LTD, Singapore.




Ro-ro cargo ship KOMPOZITOR RAKHMANINOV ran onto left bank of river Volga under Starir (Old) Bridge, Astrakhan, at around 2000 Moscow time May 27, while proceeding downstream, in ballast. As of 0700 Moscow time May 28, the ship was still aground, with two tugs deployed in refloating. Traffic not affected, no news on damages.

Ro-ro cargo ship KOMPOZITOR RAKHMANINOV, IMO 8606616, GT 6894, built 1986, flag Russia, manager TRANSMORFLOT LLC.

The m/v "Nefterudovoz 58 M" ran aground on the river Neva near St.Petersburg in the area of Bolshie Porogi village. As the PortNews was informed in the Volgo-Balt GBU, the tug “Geroy Ivan Sivko” is trying to help the vessel. Oil spill is not observed.
According to eyewitnesses in social networks, the ship has been sitting aground for two days.

The 58 M oil tanker went empty to the Greater Port of St. Petersburg. Its maximum draft is 3.6 m.


Reefer LA MANCHE ran aground at around 1500 UTC Apr 22 in Maxwell Bay, King George Island, Drake Passage, Antarctica, while performing personnel boarding, understood related to Uruguayan Artigas Base, and being at that time some 2 cables off coast. According to track, as of 1400 UTC Apr 24 reefer is still aground in Chilean zone of responsibility, Chile already dispatched SAR ship AFT LAUTARO (IMO 7325538) to assist. No hull breach, water ingress reported, so far.

Reefer LA MANCHE, IMO 8226739, GT 13477, built 1983, flag Vanuatu, manager TECHNOTEAMMARINE LLC, Russia (owner AKER BIOMARINE ANTARCTIC AS Norway according to Ru Register).


The head of the Department of economic security reported that the fishing vessel “Vostok-2”, which caught fire in the sea of Okhotsk on 24 March near the village Oktyabrsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula, there is the smoke and see the flashes of flame.

The Fire occurred at night was in the shop of the fish factory. Crew members reported the fire as soon as it is noticed. To help the “East-2” went to the rescue ship. All 23 crew members were evacuated, nobody was hurt.

Currently, the “Vostok-2” extinguishes by tug “Devotee”, reports TASS.
The cause of the fire is not yet established.

In connection with the grounding of m/v ""Port Olya-2"", which occurred on March 18, 2020 in the region of 143.4th km of the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Channel (VCSC), in order to ensure the safety of navigation and the mooring of vessels in the waters of the seaport of Olya, the ship traffic on the leg 142.5-144.5 km of VCSC is prohibited. The order was signed by the acting port by captain Alexander Chernov.

The order instructed the ship owner TransMorFlot LLC to take immediate measures to remove the the m/v Port Olya-2 from the shallows. The FSUE ""Rosmorport"" Astrakhan branch, after removing the ship from the shallows, to ensure the survey of the bottom topography on the leg 142.5-144.5th km of the VCSC