One man died after tug Utes collided with fishing boat in Yenisei river

Tug UtesThe tug Utes towing two barges MP-3237 and MP-1819 capsized a fishing boat in Yenisei river at Kuvarshinsky shallows in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. The fishing boat with three people on board crossed the route of the convoy and crew had no time to react and avoid collision despite of the last minute maneuver. The three people were through overboard into the waters of Yenisei river. The skipper of the towing tug Utes raised alarm for “Man Overboard” and stopped the engines. Two from the fishermen were released from the water in good health, but the third man was found dead a few minutes later. All the people were transported to the local hospital.

The accident was reported to the local authorities. The Police department dispatched immediately patrols at the scene of the accident, which started investigation for the root cause and circumstances around collision. The tug Utes and two barges MP-3237 and MP-1819 were anchored close to the collision site.

There are no injured among the crew of the tug. The vessel did not suffered any damages or cause water pollution. The traffic in Yenisei river was not hampered after the accident.

The tug Utes has overall length of 52.00 m, moulded beam of 9.60 m and maximum draft of 3.00 m.