On Saturday evening, at about 19.00 MSK, an explosion rocked the oil tanker General Azi Aslanov sailing under the Russian flag from the Port Kavkaz to Rostov-on-Don without a cargo. There were 13 crew onboard. Ten of them were rescued.

The General Azi Aslanov tanker in distress in the Sea of Azov has not caught fire, the press service of the Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport told TASS on Saturday.

"There was no fire after the blast. But the blast was powerful enough to tear part of the metal inside out," the spokesperson said.

According to the spokesperson, the rescue for the three sailors are ongoing. Thermal imaging cameras will be used and divers will be engaged. According to the agency’s representative, the area is notorious for a strong current.

The cause of the emergency is being investigated. Safety violations and hot work might have caused the explosion, a source from the emergency services told TASS earlier.




The Volkhovstroevsk Transport Prosecutor's Office investigates the implementation of the legislation on the safety of navigation in connection with the incident with a “Volgo-Balt-188”, dry cargo vessel on the Svir River near the village of Vozneseniye in the Podporozhsky district of the Leningrad region. According to preliminary information, at 12:50 Moscow time, October 22, 2020, at 959th km of the Svir River, the dry cargo vessel went out of the left edge of the fairway, which led to the vessel being aground. This was reported by the press service of the North-Western Transport Prosecutor's Office.

Crew 12, as a result of the accident, no one was injured, there was no oil pollution.

The circumstances of the incident are being checked, and if there are grounds, the prosecutor's response will be taken.


On Wednesday, September 9, in Togliatti, one of the four barges towed by the m/v "Valentin Troegubov" crashed into the repair sash of the Samara RGiS lock. This happened at 7:25 LT.

The m/v "Valentin Troegubov" transported technical salt from Akhtubinsk to Novocheboksarsk. The left forward barge crashed into the lock.

“As a result of the collision, 8 wooden beams on the lining of the sluice gates were damaged, however, the barge has no damage, the cargo is not scattered,” said the Volga Transport Prosecutor's Office, which has already begun checking the implementation of legislation on the safety of navigation.

The preliminary version of what happened is the weather conditions in Togliatti. Recall that in 63 regions on September 9, a Yellow Hazard Level was declared due to heavy rain and wind.


Typhoon Maysak, raging in the Primorsky Territory, claimed the lives of three people. The number of victims increased when the storm threw the floating crane Chernomorets-34 into the Ussuri Bay.
The crane was thrown away at about 23:25 (16:25 MSK) on Thursday in Teplyakovsky Bay, the Far Eastern Transport Prosecutor's Office reports.
“Currently, two dead have been found, seven people were not injured, the rescue operation continues, there is no threat of the ship sinking and environmental pollution”, - the supervisory authority said.
The floating crane belongs to PJSC Slavyansk Shipyard. Rescuers arrived at the scene, but their help was not required.

In the seaside capital, the hurricane peaked at 40 m/s, gusts of 43 m/s were periodically recorded.Currently, the typhoon has lost its strength and went to the north of China.





Trawler ARCTIC LION, berthed at Tromso, Norway, developed heavy portside list, caused by water ingress, in the afternoon Jul 28. Tugs, CG and SAR boats and an engine team were deployed, leak was sealed, trawler stabilized. Trawler arrived at Tromso, understood to offload frozen fish, in the morning Jul 28, offload was resumed after ship was stabilized.

Oceanic trawler ARCTIC LION, IMO 8822375, GT 1530, built 1989, flag Russia.


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.