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Iranian freighter grounding, Caspian sea

Dec. 17, 2016 at 07:19 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Iranian general cargo vessel PATRIS ran aground on 50.5 kilometer mark Volga – Caspian Sea Canal at 0945 Moscow time Dec 15 while passing one-way fairway leg in floating ice. Vessel loaded with 2800 tons of corn, destined for Enzeli Iran, was pushed by ice from fairway to shallows. No damages, no leaks reported, but as of morning Dec 17, vessel was still aground, awaiting owner’s salvage contract. Icebreaker KAPITAN BUKAEV is on standby near grounding site.

Iranian freighter grounding, Caspian sea

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