Ferries Annenkov and Elena collided at Kavkaz port

Annenkov shipThe ferries Annenkov and Elena collided at Kavkaz port in Russia. The accident was minor and did not caused significant damages of the both ships. The rail ferry Annenkov was maneuvering to berth at the port, but the strong winds caused drifting and collision with already berthed car ferry Elena. After the contact, the ship Annenkov was towed and secured at the dock with assistance of harbor tug. The car ferry Elena suffered slight damages and dent, but remained afloat without reporting other material damages. The both vessels will be inspected by the local authorities before return in service at Crimean lines.

During the incident there were no injured people and reported water pollution. The investigation is under way.

The rail ferry Annenkov (IMO: 8841450) has overall length of 110.50 m, moulded beam of 16.50 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The ship was deadweight of the 3,170 DWT and the gross tonnage is 3, 083 GRT. The rail ferry was built in 1984 by Kiev Shipbuilding and Shiprepair yard in Ukraine.

The car passenger ferry Elena (IMO: 9774501) has overall length of 102.00 m, moulded beam of 18.00 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m.