Cargo ship Sestroretsk collided with bunker anti-pollution tanker in Volga–Caspian Sea Canal

Cargo ship SestroretskThe general cargo ship Sestroretsk collided with the bunker anti-pollution tanker Kolonok-139 on the Volga–Caspian Sea Canal. The both vessels were on crossing routes near the 17-kilometers mark, but collided due to violation of Col Reg and lack of communication. The both ships suffered slight damages, as the both officers succeeded to maneuver in last minute. The ships reported the accident to the local authorities and were ordered to anchor for investigations and special inspection. After several hours, the general cargo ship Sestroretsk was released to resume the voyage, while the bunker anti-pollution tanker Kolonok-139 remained at anchor.

The local authorities started investigation for the circumstances around the accident. There were no injured people and no water pollution. The both ships suffered only slight injuries and probably the collision was a touch. The traffic at Volga–Caspian Sea Canal was not hampered or disturbed during the accident.

The general cargo ship Sestroretsk (IMO: 7801867) has overall length of 128.00 m, moulded beam of 16.00 m and maximum summer draft of 3.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,484 DWT and the gross tonnage is 3,415 GRT. The ship was built in 1980 by STX Finland Turku in their shipyard in Finland. The general cargo ship Sestroretsk is operating under the flag of Russia and managed by the company Marship.

The bunker anti-pollution tanker Kolonok-139 has overall length of 31.00 m, moulded beam of 6.00 m and maximum draft of 2.10 m.

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