Black Sea Fleet, the Incident with the Ship “Yamal” in the Aegean Sea Explained

The collision of the large amphibious ship of the Black Sea Fleet Yamal and the dry cargo ship in the Aegean Sea was due to the fault of the Orka-2 cargo ship flying the Sierra Leone flag, Captain 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev, head of the information department of the PRC of the press service of the South-Eastern Military District.

“The incident was due to the fault of the Orka-2 cargo ship, which, in violation of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG-72), following a parallel course and overtaking the Russian ship on port side, without making sure that the overtaking was completed, dramatically changed the rate to the right and made a collision, “he said.Yamal

It is noted that Russia has drafted a notarized statement of maritime protest, which sets out the circumstances of the incident for subsequent actions to recover the damage caused by the perpetrator.

 

Source: Maritime News of Russia