General cargo ship Stas suffered engine failure in Japan sea

StasThe general cargo ship Stas suffered engine failure in Japan sea off Vladivostok, Russia. The vessel was en route from China to Vladivostok, but lost propulsion power after mechanical failure of the main engine. The crew tried to restart it, but estimated that cannot return the vessel is operations. The incident was reported to the local authorities and the rescue coordination center. At the scene of disabled general cargo ship Stas was dispatched tug Zvezdniy, which started towing to Port of Vladivostok. The convoy arrived at the Russian port in early morning and successfully berthed at the pier, where the ship will be repaired and inspected.

During the incident there were no injured people and no water pollution. The general cargo ship Stas has not immediate danger for the seaworthiness and stability. The ship will return in service after repair is complete and pass the special survey from the local authorities. The investigation for the root cause of the accident is under way.

The general cargo ship Stas (IMO: 9042116) has overall length of 103.00 m, moulded beam of 12.00 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,100 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,765 GRT. The ship was built in 2008 by Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.