Dry cargo vessel "Port Olya-4" ran aground, blocking navigation to VKMSK (Volga-Caspian Channel). There are no casualties or oil pollutions.

The message that in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, at 155 km of the Volga-Caspian Sea Navigable Canal (VKMSK), dry cargo ship "Port Olya-4" (home port of Olya port) ran aground, received at 02:15 (01:15 Moscow time) May 10, 2021. This was reported by the press service of the main department (GU) EMERCOM of Russia in the Astrakhan region. There is no damage to the hull of the vessel, there is no pollution of the water area.

Route: Olya port, RF - Amirabad port, Islamic Republic of Iran. Interaction with the MRCC, the administration of the Olya seaport was organized. The movement of ships is suspended. Measures to remove the vessel from aground will be planned after the improvement of meteorological conditions (in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, overshoot phenomena are observed).

On April 28, at about 8 am, the emergency services of the Arkhangelsk Region received a message about a fire in the dry cargo ship "Taimyr", moored at the dock of the port "Economia".
According to the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the forces and means of the Arkhangelsk fire and rescue team, overall of 9 units of equipment and 33 personnel were sent to the place.

At the time of the arrival of the first fire and rescue unit, black smoke was observed escaping from the second hold. The fire was assigned a difficulty rank of 1-bis, and a firefighting headquarters was deployed. The dry cargo ship is equipped with a volumetric fire extinguishing system. In the hold, where the fire occurred, the fire extinguishing system was switched on, upon completion of the work of which three links of the gas and smoke protection service worked in an environment unsuitable for breathing.

Special firefighting equipment was in readiness. Fire extinguishing work was complicated by the fact that there was a cargo of 146 tons of insulation in the hold, which needed to be unloaded. At 12:01 the open burning was stopped, at 12:31 the fire was completely liquidated. The total area of the fire was 80 sq. m.

There were no casualties - the crew members evacuated to the pier on their own. The causes of the incident and the final damage remain to be determined.

M/V TAIMYR (IMO: 8821797) is a General Cargo that was built in 1990, under the flag of Russia.
The vessel is carrying capacity is 12150 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 5.9 meters. Length overall (LOA) is 129.5 meters and her width is 18.9 meters.


The Russian trawler Melkart capsized while launching in the Norwegian town of Kirkenes. The incident occurred on the evening of March 24, when the ship was launched, NRK reports. It is specified that the 53-meter “Melkart” was being repaired at the Kimek shipyard, and soon it was supposed to return to work. When launching, the trawler fell on its side and capsized. At that moment, there were eight people on board, none of them was injured.


The VolgoBalt 179, a dry cargo vessel with crew 13 on board sank in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania early on Thursday, March 11.

The Romanian offshore services company GSP Offshore reports that its GSP Falcon offshore vessel had received a distress call from the cargo ship at 04:40 local time. The cargo ship, which had been en route to the Romanian port of Constanta, sank 70 nautical miles off the coast in the Black Sea, most likely due to the very strong storm.

According to the report, Grup Servicii Petroliere has currently rescued ten people who are in the hospital of the GSP Falcon ship and receive the necessary assistance. However, two people died. Another crew member is being miss for in the sea, and the rescue operation continues.

Cargo vessel Volgo Balt 179 was built in 1973, flag the Comoras.

Russia’s emergencies ministry has confirmed that a fishing trawler with a crew of ten has lost way in the Barents Sea.

"On February 21, we received information that the main engine of the Polaris No МК0355 small trawler has failed in the Barents Sea, near the Rybachy Peninsula in the Murmansk region, were it was fishing. The trawler has a crew of ten," the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry told TASS on Sunday.
"The crewmembers are in satisfactory condition," the press service said, adding that a rescue ship is heading to the area.
On Sunday, in the Barents Sea off the Rybachy Peninsula, the main engine of the trawler Polaris, owned by the Murmansk company Nord-West F.K., failed. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, there are 10 people on board, their health is satisfactory.

The rescue boat took the fishing trawler Polaris on a tow. It the day before lost a course because of an engine failure in the Barents Sea near Rybachy Peninsula. Vessels follow in port Murmansk.

“At about one o'clock in the morning, the Murmanryba tug arrived and began towing. The expected arrival time (at the port of Murmansk – ed.) Is today at 23.00,” the agency said. They added that the weather conditions are satisfactory: the wave is one meter, the wind is 10 meters per second, the temperature is minus 9 degrees.


According to the Far Eastern Transport Prosecutor's Office, on February 5, at about 14:00 local time, the floating dock PD-34 tilted to the left side on the territory of the shipyard of JSC "Sudoremservice". This happened while the fishing seiner "Khivach" was the rack-mounted vessel in the floating dock. The workers, used tugs, and brought the seiner out of the dock and moored to the berth, while the PD-34 floating dock sank. There were no casualties, no oil pollution occurred. The JSC "Shiporemservice" is being inspected for compliance with safety requirements during the operation of the ship repair facility. As a reminder, on February 2, the seiner Khivach was towed to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with the help of the Rubin Marine Rescue Service tug due to a screw breakage.

Floating Dock PD-34


The bulk carrier Arvin (ex: Volgo Balt 189), sank off the coast of Turkey in the area of ​​Inkumu.

A rescue operation has begun to rescue 15 crew members in three lifeboats. The operation is complicated by unfavorable weather conditions. Two crew members of the bulk carrier Arvin were killed. The number of rescued sailors from the bulk carrier increased to five.

The press service of Rosmorrechflot specified: “According to our information, there were 12 people on board the sunken ship. The owner of the vessel is a Ukrainian company”,