General cargo ship Arctica-1 lost propulsion power in Kara Sea

Arctica 1The general cargo ship Arctica-1 lost propulsion power after engine failure in Kara Sea near Vaygach Island in Russia. The vessel remained adrift in Arctic waters on June 5th and reported the accident to MRCC Dixon, as Rosmorrechflot reported. The crew did not requested assistance and ship’s engineers tried to repair the technical malfunction. However the local authorities were closely monitoring the condition of the ship and were in contact with the duty officer, as weather in vicinity is unstable and situation may worsen in any moment. Fortunately the crew succeeded to eliminated the main engine malfunction and general cargo ship Arctica-1 headed to Port of Sabetta.

During the accident there were no reported injuries and damages to the ship. After arriving in Sabetta, the ship will be inspected and surveyed. The local authorities also will follow an investigation for the root cause of the accident.

The general cargo ship Arctica-1 (IMO: 9228980) has overall length of 134.00 m, moulded beam of 16.00 m and maximum draft of 6.20 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 9,150 DWT and the gross tonnage is 6,585 GRT. The ship was built in 2001 by Bijlsma Shipyard in Lemmer, Netherlands. The owner of Arctica-1 is Russian company Reskom-Tyumen.