Iranian freighter lost control after steering failure, again

Iranian freighter KASRA-1 lost control after steering failure at 1830 Moscow time Dec 12 on 148 kilometer mark, Volga-Caspian Sea Canal, while proceeding to Caspian sea. The ship dropped anchor, prevent other possible mishaps, and remained at anchor in the morning Dec 13. KASRA-1 with cargo of steel and timber is en route from Astrakhan to Enzeli, Iran.
It’s the second accident with this ship, caused by steering failure, previous took place on Nov 22.

Iranian freighter lost control, steering compartment flooded, Russia
Iranian freighter KASRA-1 lost control at 2340 Moscow time Nov 22 at 3602 kilometer mark, river Volga, after water ingress into steering compartment, which was eventually, flooded. The ship was brought to anchor outside channel, traffic not affected. KASRA-1 with 2320 tons of general cargo on board is en route from Astrakhan Russia to Enzeli Iran, Caspian sea. In the morning Nov 23 she was at the same position.

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