The product tanker Pavino lost propulsion power after engine failure in Okhotsk sea on 75 nautical miles west off Kuril islands. The vessel was en route to Vladivostok, but the engine blocked and ship remained gearless. The weather in vicinity was moderate, but there was no immediate danger for the seaworthiness of the tanker. The ship’s engineers were unable to restart the power and requested assistance from the local maritime administration. The salvage was contracted and at the scene of the disabled tanker Pavino was dispatched tug Atlas from Korsakov Sakhalin, which will tow the vessel to Vladivostok. There are no injured people and no water pollution during the incident, but the reason for the engine failure will be estimated at the Russian port.
The local authorities are monitoring strictly the condition of the ship and keep in direct contact with the crew regularly. The weather in vicinity is unstable and can develop a storm in any moment.
The chemical and product tanker Pavino (IMO: 9310381) has overall length of 105.50 m, moulded beam of 16.80 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 5,706 DWT and the gross tonnage is 3,334 GRT. The ship was built in 2005 by Torlak Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey. The owner and operator of the ship is Russian company Pavino Shipping.