Tanker Optimaflot aground, Volga-Caspian Canal
Tanker river-sea type Optimaflot ran aground on 126 kilometer mark in Volga-Caspian Sea Canal late at night Oct 6 13, en route from Turkmenbashi Port, Turkmenistan, Caspian sea, to Astrakhan, Volga, loaded with 2783 tons of diesel oil, according to MRCC Moscow. Traffic between 125 and 126 kilometer marks closed since 0000 Oct 7. Owner is arranging tugs and reportedly, waiting for water level rise. No leak reported.
Tanker Optimaflot, IMO 7942881, dwt 3345, built 1981, flag Russia, manager EWL-TRANSSHIPPING LLC, Moscow.