Cargo ships Volzhskiy 47 and Volga 4051 collided at Taganrog Bay in Russia

Volga 4051 dockThe general cargo ship Volzhskiy 47 collided with freighter Volga 4051 at Taganrog Bay on on half mile from the leading buoy of the Yeysk approaching channel in Russia. The accident occurred on May 2 and both vessel suffered damages, but fortunately without causing injuries among the crew and water pollution. The freighter Volga 4051 was maneuvering to approach the port, carrying 5,400 tons of coal, when her course was crossed by outbound general cargo ship Volzhskiy 47, which causing collision. The inbound freighter stuck into the midships portboard of the outbound cargo ship. Following the collision, Volga 4951 got breaches above the waterline, while the freighter Volga 4051 suffered damages in the layers at length of about 12 m, as well as deformation and breaking of the upper deck. Both ships remained afloat and reported the accident to the local authorities.

There were no reported injuries and no water pollution during the accident. The both vessel were detained for further investigation, repairs and special surveys. The traffic at the shipping way in Yeysk approaching channel in Russia was not affected.

The general cargo ship Volzhskiy 47 (IMO: 8933564) has overall length of 138.45 m, moulded beam of 16.75 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 6,050 DWT and the gross tonnage is 4,189 GRT. The ship is managed and operated by PJSC North-Western Shipping Company.

The freighter Volga 4051 (IMO: 8720228) has overall length of 139.89 m, moulded beam of 16.56 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 6,261 DWT and the gross tonnage is 4,911 GRT. During the accident, the vessel was under ballast en route from Nemrut in Turkey to Yeysk in Russia.