Freighter Basalt aground and damaged, river Volga

July 12, 2014 at 06:30 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

General cargo vessel Basalt ran aground on 462 kilometer mark, river Volga, while passing river cruise ship Viking Ingvar, at 1505 Moscow time July 10, en route from Onezhskoye Lake to Yaroslavl, with 3588 tons of gravel on board. Vessel got a hole in ballast tanks area below waterline. Partial offload may be required for refloating. There are several river and sea vessels under the name of Basalt navigating Russian Inner Waterways, the one in question most probably is river-sea type open-hold cargo vessel Basalt, IMO 8892124, flag Russia.

Freighter Basalt aground and damaged, river Volga

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