Russian freighter critically unstable for almost a week at Ulsan

Feb. 7, 2018 at 07:27 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Russian general cargo ship CONFIDENT is still in danger of capsizing, almost a week after she was towed to Ulsan with heavy starboard side list, caused by shifted cargo of timber on cargo deck, on Feb 1-2. Latest reports said the ship listed portside some 20 degrees, that sharp listing from starboard side to portside meaning the ship is critically unstable. As of Feb 7, salvage is still under way, salvors trying to stabilize CONFIDENT and avoid capsizing.

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General cargo ship CONFIDENT developed starboard 10-degree list after deck cargo timber shift, at night Feb 1 some 5 nm south of Ulsan, Korea. CONFIDENT reported the distress at around 2200 Seoul time, asking for assistance. The ship was en route from Russian Far East port, Vladivostok or Nakhodka, to Busan. It was decided to turn to Ulsan, the ship was met by tug while at sea, approaching Ulsan, and safely reached Ulsan, where she was berthed at around 0300 Seoul time Feb 2. On a photo berthed CONFIDENT, still with list.

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Photo dated Feb 2, freighter docked at Ulsan

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Russian freighter critically unstable for almost a week at Ulsan

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