Floating dock sinking in Avacha Bay, Kamchatka
Floating dock No.4 is taking on water and slowly sinking in Rakovaya Bay, Kamchatka Peninsula, Avacha Bay, north of Petropavlovsk. During cyclone pass on Sep 4 dock struck pier corner by starboard, sustaining hull breach. Dock is sinking by aft during last 10 days, it was berthed aft to a pier to avoid sinking in the middle of the bay, so in worst scenario dock’s aft will rest on bottom. Salvage commenced only today Sep 13, divers were to survey underwater hull and breach. Breach is to be patched, to allow pumps to dry out dock. On photos troubled dock.