The fishing trawler Asanda suffered technical failure in Okhotsk Sea on 100 nautical miles south off Magadan, Russia. The vessel with 24 crew received problem of the gearbox, which blocked. The crew halted all the trawling operations and reported the accident to the local authorities. The weather was calm with fresh wind, without putting the trawler on danger. However, the shipowner decided to hire salvage tug for towing the fishing trawler to Vladivostok, where to be repaired. The towing tug Ossora was dispatched to the distress point and should return the troubled fishing ship Asanda during the next week.
There were no injured people on board of the trawler. The crew is safe and has enough provisions and there are no forecasts for weather worsening. The authorities are monitoring the condition of the vessel and local search and rescue center is in regular contact with the crew on board.
The fishing trawler Asanda (IMO: 6914514) was built in 1969 by Stroviks Mekaniske Verksted shipyard in Kristiansung, Norway. The ship has overall length of 53.50 m, moulded beam of 9.20 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 415 DWT and the gross tonnage is 736 GRT.