The Russian fishing trawler Svyatoy Nikolay with 16 crew on board suffered engine failure in the Sea of Okhotsk after ropes embrangled into the propeller. The fishermen issued distress signal in the morning of March 28, which was received by MRCC Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and at the scene of the troubled fishing vessel was sent emergency vessel Sibirskiy with experienced divers on board. The rescuers arrived at the scene of the disabled fishing trawler Svyatoy Nikolay in the early morning of March 29 and assessed the situation. The divers team began work at daylight on cleaning the screw from the embrangled rope. The crew of the fishing trawler is safe and there is no immediate danger for the seaworthiness of the vessel.
The local authorities are closely monitoring the accident and the safety of the crew. There were no reports about injuries and water pollution. It is not yet clear if vessel’s propulsion system received any engineering failures or damages during the accident. The investogation for the root cause is under way.
The fishing trawler Svyatoy Nikolay (IMO: 9081447) has overall length of 44.88 m, moulded beam of 9.50 m and maximum draft of 3.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 207 DWT and the gross tonnage is 448 GRT. The vessel was built in 1992 by Nikolaevsk Na Amure Shipyard in Russia.