Iranian freighter aground at 159-kilometer mark, top Caspian grounding site

General cargo ship NAJVA 2 ran aground on a 159 kilometer mark in Volga-Caspian Sea Channel, Caspian sea, on Jan 13, while en route from Iran to Astrakhan, Volga, Russia. Traffic reportedly, wasn’t affected. As of morning Jan 14, situation, status of the ship, unclear, because AIS is missing during last 4 days, and there are no updates from Russian emergency services. Understood accident will finish up as usual – the ship will be refloated without damages. 150-160-kilometer mark leg is top grounding site in the whole Caspian sea, far exceeding in accident numbers any other area.

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