The fishing trawler Lavinniy capsized and sank in Busan Port, South Korea. The vessel was docked at the port for repairs, but started getting water ingress and lost stability, which caused capsizing with starboard reaching the bottom. The local authorities were unable to react accordingly and pump out the water. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution. The vessel blocked the traffic at the dock and is expected to be refloated during the next days, after patching and pumping out water from the flooded compartments.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident with sinking of shrimp trawler Lavinniy. According to preliminary information, dockworkers were carrying out repair works during the previous day and by mistake cut off a pipe in engine room, which caused water ingress. The vessel lkost stability and capsized at the dock, partially remaining above the water.
The fishing trawler Lavinniy blocked another trawler belonging to the same owner, which is berthed at the dock. The salvage of Lavinniy is planned for next days.
The fishing trawler Lavinniy (IMO: 7725908) has overall length of 50.00 m, moulded beam of 10.50 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 463 DWT and the gross tonnage is 786 GRT. The vessel was built in 1979 by Sterkoder Shipbuilding in Krstiansund, Norway. The owner and operator of the fishing trawler is Russian company Dalkrevetka.