Propeller entangled in chain, both ships damaged, Kerch Strait Anchorage
General cargo ship LADY MARIA while maneuvering in southern anchorage of Kerch Strait entangled her propeller in stb anchor chain of anchored general cargo ship AZOV CONCORD, at 0027 Moscow time Nov 30. Both ships are en route from Constanta Romania to Azov sea ports of Russia and Ukraine, both were waiting for Strait transit on southern anchorage in Black sea. LADY MARIA reported damaged propeller, was anchored and as of 1230 UTC Nov 30, remained in the same position. AZOV CONCORD reportedly let go stb anchor with chain, at 0058 Moscow time, understood (but not confirmed) anchor&chain are lost or marked to be recovered later. AZOV CONCORD moved SE and anchored off Kerch Strait anchorage, NW of Anapa.
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