Late in the evening 14.01.2021 near Astrakhan, M/V "KOMPOZITOR GASANOV", registered to the Astrakhan port, ran aground.

The incident took place in the north of the Caspian Sea. There are sixteen crew on board, no casualties, food and water will last for two weeks. As reported in the main department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Astrakhan region, the ship was not damaged; there is no pollution of the sea area either.
The ships traffic was not suspended. Soon the work will begin to remove the vessel from the shallows, according to local media.




Three motor vessels ran aground in three days in the Astrakhan region.

On December 7, at 15:45 local time (14:45 Moscow time), in the operational duty shift of the Central Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Astrakhan region, a was received that in the Ikryaninsky district near the settlement of Fedorovka in the Bakhtemir river, 50 km cargo vessel "Parmis" ran aground of the shipping channel.
According to the press service of the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations, the hull of the vessel is intact, the water area is not polluted. The m/v “Georgiy Sedov” will be engaged to carry out the work on removing the m/v “Parmis” from the shallows. Earlier, "Astrakhan 24" reported similar incidents in the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal, when the m/v "Omsk-111" and m/v "Port-Olya-2" ran aground. "Omsk-111" was removed from the shallows during the day, but "Port-Olya-2" still remains at the scene.

General cargo ship OMSKIY 111 ran aground in the morning Dec 6 at 158 kilometer mark, Volga – Caspian Sea Channel, is bound for Amirabad port, Iran, with cargo of grain. As in the case with PORT OLYA 2, OMSKIY 111 blocked the channel, with a number of stranded ships waiting for fairway to clear. As of 1400 UTC Dec 6, OMSKIY 111 was still aground, tug and icebreaker reportedly responding. No news on PORT OLYA 2, AIS is off or unavailable, but understood, she was refloated. Freezing weather with very low temperature down to -20C, might be the cause of an accident.



The crew of the multifunctional rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborshchikov" of the Primorsk branch of the Marine Rescue Service was delivered by the emergency vessel "Vasily Shukshin" to the port of Vostochny and handed it over to the harbor tugs.
The vessel was en route from the port of Busan (South Korea) to the port of Vostochny (Russian Federation) with dangerous cargo, but on the way to the final point of the route it lost her speed and drifted, - reports the Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot.

The dry cargo vessel Vasily Shukshin (length - 89.48 m, width - 13.4 m, draft - 3.2 m) drifted 35 miles south-southeast of the port of Vostochny. According to the captain, the vessel could not continue to move due to lack of fuel. On board were eleven crew members, all citizens of Russia, three of whom are sick - suspicion of COVID-19. The ship's cargo is twelve 20-foot containers with dangerous cargo of class 7, with a total weight of 179.43 tons. After the representatives of the shipowner addressed the Marine Rescue Service with a request to provide assistance to the damaged vessel, the IFAS " Spasatel Zaborshchikov " was sent to the drift point. The crew of the damaged vessel made attempts to cope with the situation on their own, but then the captain, together with the rescuers, decided to start towing.

The emergency towing lasted about 10 hours, the average speed was 5 knots. After the arrival of the damaged vessel "Vasily Shukshin" at the port of Vostochny, the crew was provided with the necessary assistance, the sailors who were suspected of COVID-19 were isolated, and doctors were engaged in them.



November 6, 2020 at 21:40, m/v "Eurostar-1" together with a tanker barge with fuel oil, owned by OOO Kontur SPB (Saint Petersburg) aground between Sormovo and Balakhnoy in the Volga river.

The incident did not result in a spill of cargo and oil products. There were no signs of damage to the hull, no one was hurt.

In connection with this incident, the transport prosecutor's office ivestigates the incident.




General cargo ship SEMA ran aground at around 0345 UTC Nov 3 in Azov – Don Sea Canal, while en route from Rostov on Don to Mersin Turkey, with cargo of millet. The ship obviously, strayed off fairway, but the cause is unknown – it may be caused by mechanical failure or navigational fault.

As of 1200 UTC Nov 3, the ship was still aground, with tugs already on site.

General cargo ship SEMA, IMO 9006435, dwt 2220, built 1992, flag Panama, manager DERIN GEMI ACENTELIGI VE GEMI.


Fire on board of trawler KAMCHATKA HARVEST south of Tongyeong port, east coast of South Korea, in the afternoon Oct 28, shortly after trawler left Tongyeong, and was sailing in southern direction. Reportedly, all 30 crew or majority of the crew, were evacuated by Coast Guard, trawler was taken back to port and moored, to fight the fire.

Reefer trawler "KAMCHATKA HARVEST", IMO 9113068, GT 1567, built 1996, flag Russia, owner Kolkhoz im. Bekereva, Kamchatka, Russia.