Tanker with heavy fuel cargo breached in collision, Russian Inner Waterways
Tanker BALT FLOT 3 collided with pushed by tug BT-PETROKREPOST barge 3428 at 0105 Moscow time Sep 25 on 790 kilometer mark, Volga – Baltic sea Canal, in village Kurdyug area. Tanker loaded with 5193 tons of heavy fuel was changing course to pass with oncoming cargo ship Omskiy-20, and didn’t notice unlit barge, which was on fairway. Tug didn’t communicate and failed to warn vessels in the vicinity of unlit pushed barge. Tanker suffered hull breach below waterline in bow thruster compartment area, with ensuing water ingress. Breach was temporarily patched up, no oil spill reported. As of 19oo Moscow time Sep 25, status and condition of tanker unknown. Photo from https://riverforum.net/showthread.php?t=3181
Combined deck bulk cargo / tanker BALT FLOT 3, IMO 9751896, dwt 5500, built 2015, flag Russia, manager BF TANKER LLC.
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