Cargo ship and tanker collided in Azov sea
MRCC Moscow: Cargo ship VELES collided with tanker VOLGONEFT-210 in Azov-Don Sea Canal in buoys 20-21 area at 0620 Moscow time Sep 19, in restricted visibility. Both vessels were under way, with pilots on board. VELES with 3003 tons of wheat on board suffered damaged bulwark at 6 meters length, and cargo deck bloating. Both vessels were ordered to move to Rostov-on-Don, for inspection and investigation. No information on tanker’s damages, but no leak was reported.
Tanker VOLGONEFT-210, IMO 8727977, dwt 6513, built 1969, flag Russia, owner Samara Shipping Co.