Russian reefer Anton Gurin collided with fishing boat in East China Sea

Anton GurinThe Russian reefer Anton Gurin collided with 4.9-ton fishing boat in East China Sea on 30 nautical miles southeast of Yeosu, Korea. The freighter abandoned the accident and did not reported for the collision. The fishing boat capsized and remained afloat with bottom up. One of the crew on board of the fishing boat was rescued, but another one went missing. The Russian reefer Anton Gurin was detained by the South Korean Coast guard and ordered to anchor off Yeosu for further investigation. The ship did not suffered serious damages and remained afloat and none of the crew on board was injured, but will remained at the anchorage arrested by the authorities.

According to the investigation for the root cause of the accident, during collision the second officer was on watch at the bridge of Russian reefer Anton Gurin. He was arrested and the local authorities started criminal case against him.

The capsized fishing boat was towed to the port, where was dry-docked.

The Russian reefer Anton Gurin (IMO: 8723402) has overall length of 126.00 m, moulded beam of 18.00 m and maximum draft of 7.60 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 6,626 DWT and the gross tonnage is 6,689 GRT. The ship was built in 1989 by 61 Communards Shipbuilding in Nikolaev, Ukraine. During the accident, the ship was en route from Busan to Qingdao.