General cargo vessel Polaris allided with oil barge Hanka, Russia
General cargo vessel Polaris allided with oil barge Hanka, pushed by tug OT-2126, on 782 kilometer mark river Kovzha, Volga-Baltic Seaway, at around 1400 Moscow time Oct 17 13. Vessels were maneuvering while passing each other. Freighter contacted bow part of the barge, which suffered a hole 150x190 centimeters above the waterline. Freighter didn’t get any damages. Barge was anchored in collision area, while freighter was directed to anchor at Kovzha estuary road, maybe for investigation. Barge is loaded with 4130 tons of gasoil, freighter with some general cargo on board is en route from S-Petersburg to Astrakhan. General cargo vessel Polaris, IMO 8223062, dwt 2904, built 1983, flag Russia, owner SK Onego.