Coaster collided with unlit barge in Kerch Strait
Coaster STAVR, in ballast, collided with anchored, unlit oil barge OMUL, also in ballast, in Kerch Strait, Black sea, at 0105 Moscow time Oct 12. STAVR lost starboard anchor, barge sustained starboard hull dent and breach. Barge OMUL was unmanned, sealed for towage to Turkey. STAVR was brought to anchor. Both ships were to be inspected during daytime Oct 12.
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