VOLGONEFT-217 grounding, Russian Inner Waterways
Product tanker VOLGONEFT-217 loaded with 4382 tons of heavy oil ran aground on 567 kilometer mark river Nizhnyaya Scheksna, near Cherepovets, on May 27. Grounding was caused by steering failure. On May 28 tanker was already refloated, reportedly by own means, and brought to anchor near grounding site. Traffic not affected, no leak reported. Vessel en route from Yaroslavl to S-Petersburg. Photo Fleetphoto.ru http://fleetphoto.ru/photo/8230/?upd=1
Product tanker VOLGONEFT-217, IMO 8925414, dwt 4150, built 1970, flag Russia, manager Sredne-Volzhskaya Co.