Collision and grounding, Russian Inner Waterways Update
General cargo ship NEVA-LEADER 7
General cargo ship NEVA-LEADER 7 collided with swing gate when entering Lock 2 of Volga-Baltic Canal on 869 kilometer mark, at 0305 Moscow time Jun 25. The ship struck gate by portside bow section. Gate sustained damages, understood traffic wasn’t suspended, Lock’s operable. The ship, loaded with birch logs, didn’t suffer damages and continued voyage.
Ore oil carrier MARQUIZ grounding, river Don Update
Jun 26: MRCC Moscow report on MV MARQUIZ grounding: The ship grounded at 1508 Moscow time Jun 25 in buoy 96 area, with 2603 tons of diesel fuel on board, while en route from Caspian sea to Ukraine. At 2315 Moscow time MARQUIZ was refloated with the help of the tug, and moved to Azov port Anchorage under own power. No damages, no leak reported.
Jun 25: Ore oil carrier MARQUIZ reportedly ran aground on river Don upstream from Azov port while approaching Azov en route from Volgodonsk, at around 1100 UTC Jun 25. Information wasn’t yet officially confirmed.
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