Reefer ICE BREEZE aground, Kuril Islands
Reefer ICE BREEZE was pushed aground by strong wind while heaving an anchor on Dec 7, in Second Kuril Strait, Shumshu Island. Vessel is aground some 1.3 cables off coast, no list, no leak reported. Vessel is in ballast, 148 tons of fuel, crew 20. Salvage tug Predanny (IMO 7831898) brought to anchor some 3 miles off grounding site, awaiting owner’s contract. 12 crew are to be evacuated by a reefer Sierra, to be delivered to Severo-Kurilsk.