The Moldovan general cargo ship Galisa collided with docked cargo vessel Volgo-Balt 236 at Yeysk port, Russia. The accident caused significant damages to the both vessel, but their remained afloat without reporting leaks. The general cargo ship Galisa was maneuvering to berth alongside Volgo-Balt 236, but her bow stuck into the docked vessel. Following the collision, the cargo ship Galisa suffered only dent above the waterline with 150 millimeter deflection, while Volgo-Balt 236 was breached portside amidship with hole of 150×25 cm. Fortunately the breach was above the waterline and ship remained afloat without getting water ingress. There were no injured people and no water pollution.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause and circumstances around the accident. It was understood that bad weather and strong winds are among the main features, which caused the collision.
The general cargo ship Galisa (IMO: 8301838) was loaded with 2817 tons of linseed en route from Samsun, Turkey to Yeysk port, Russia. The vessel has overall length of 114.60 m, moulded beam of 13.20 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,261 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,453 GRT. The cargo ship was built in 1981 by Rouse Shipyard in Bulgaria and operate under the flag of Moldova.
The cargo vessel Volgo-Balt 236 (IMO: 8230508) was carrying 2901 tons of offal. The ship has overall length of 114.00 m, moulded beam of 12.50 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,209 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,516 GRT. The ship was built in 1982 by Zavody Tzkeho Stroyarstva in Komarno, Slovakia.