General cargo ship Amur-2505 ran aground on Volga river

Amur-2505The general cargo ship Amur-2505 ran aground on 2837-kilometer mark on Volga river. The vessel, carrying 2,110 tons of carbamide, was en route from Turkmenistan to Rostov-on-Don, but after engine failure left the fairway and hardly stuck into a mud shallow. The crew made several attempts to refloat the cargo ship by own power, but they failed and was requested assistance from the local authorities. At the scene of grounding was send tug, which should tow the ship to safe depth. The inspection showed that there were no underwater damages of the cargo vessel, but salvage is not yet started. The investigation for the root cause of the accident is underway, but there is no other information available.

The traffic at the area was not affected by the grounding. There were no injured people and no water pollution. The cargo of carbamide, or also known as urea, is not a dangerous material and non-toxic. However large concentration in the water might cause pollution and affect the wildlife.

The general cargo ship Amur-2505 (IMO: 8721313) has overall length of 115.00 m, moulded beam of 13.00 m and maximum draft of 5.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 3,340 DWT and the gross tonnage is 3,086 GRT. The cargo ship was built in 1984 by Zavody Tazkeho Strojarstva in Slovakia.