Russian freighter dangerously listed, sheltered in Solent, UK

General cargo ship MEKHANIK YARTSEV had to change her course and seek shelter in Solent, Isle of Wight, after she developed heavy list, reportedly caused by cargo shift in North sea. The ship ran into trouble on Dec 25, at around 1300 UTC Dec 26 she was brought to anchor in the Solent, escorted by tugs and lifeboats. There’s no immediate danger to ship or crew, said officials. The ship is en route from Riga Lativa to Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. At Solent anchorage MEKHANIK YARTSEV is comparatively safe, now it’s the problem of righting the ship and securing shifted cargo, which probably, will require taking her to Southampton docks.

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