Four ship distressed in Novorossiysk, simultaneously
Four ships broke their moorings or dragged anchor in Novorossiysk Port, Russia, Black sea, between 2118 and 2145 Moscow time Jul 25, after wind suddenly changed direction from northern to southeastern and increased speed up to 24-25 meters/sec.
General cargo ship SERENADA broke her stern moorings and contacted Berth No.39;
Floating crane BARBAROS-3 (IMO 8419130) broke her fore and aft moorings and though she dropped both anchors, crane drifted onto floating dock No.3 of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard;
Bulk carrier LION broke her stern moorings and contacted Berth No.5;
General cargo ship STORM dragged her anchor, drifted outside anchorage limits and contacted bottom by stern. The ship managed to refloat by own means and returned to anchorage, no underwater hull breaches were found.
Ships and berths in port were damaged, damages reportedly, aren’t serious.
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