Tanker Tiksi grounded and holed
Tanker Tiksi ran aground on 2258 kilometer mark, river Lena in the afternoon Oct 19, en route from Yakutsk to Vitim with 1200 mt of diesel oil on board. Vessel was holed in forepeak area with ensuing water ingress. Salvage is under way, partial offloading required. Salvage is hampered by adverse weather and water conditions – snow storms and ice floe.