KOMPOZITOR GASANOV aground, Caspian sea
Ro-ro cargo ship KOMPOZITOR GASANOV, loaded with general cargo, ran aground on 138 kilometer mark of Volga – Caspian sea Canal in the morning Aug 25, while heaving anchor. Grounding was caused by left engine failure. As of morning Aug 6, vessel was still aground, owner looking for salvage company. Vessel is en route from port Olya Volga river, to Baku, Azerbaijan.