Russian fishing trawler Yuriy Orel suffered water ingress in engine room during operations at eastern part of the Sea of Okhotsk. The vessel with 28 crew on board started getting seawater into the engine compartment through the deadwood steering wheel oil seal. The draining pumps were started and the water ingress was put under control, but the crew issued distress signal to MSC Rosmorrechflot and requested assistance. The trawler Yuriy Orel remained adrift in fresh weather with 8-10 m/s east winds and swell of about 1.5 m. To assist the troubled vessel was sent the rescue ship Suvorovets with diving team, who will assess and stop the water ingress. The diving inspection is scheduled for today.
Fortunately during the accident there were no reported injuries and no water pollution. The local authorities are in regular connection with the crew and monitor the development of the situation. There was no immediate danger for the seaworthiness of the trawler and for the safety of the crew.
Russian fishing ship Yuriy Orel (IMO: 9130846) has overall length of 54.80 m, moulded beam of 10.15 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 414 DWT and the gross tonnage is 726 GRT. The ship was built in 1995 by Leninska Kuznya Plant in Kiev, Ukraine. The owner and operator of the fishing trawler is PJSC Dalryba with port of registration Vladivostok.