Tag Archives: Cargo Vessel

Welle

Welle

The 119 meter long, 3848 dwt general cargo vessel Welle ran aground on the Azov-Don Canal in the Don River delta. The Welle was en route from Rostov-on-Don to Icdas, Turkey with 2900 tons of scrap when it suffered failure in its steering gear.  The Welle was later refloated later the same day being assisted by a tug.  The Welle was towed to a nearby anchorage where the crew was to repair the steering. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Gulf Rover

Gulf Rover
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The 130 meter long general cargo vessel Gulf Rover ran aground on the Volga-Caspian Sea Canal near the 129 kilometer mark. The Gulf Rover was en route to Baku with 4427 tons of steel when it grounded in the fairway. A tug was requested and was able to refloat the vessel the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the water depth was less than reported in the fairway.

Run Wu 9

Run Wu 9
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The 97 meter long cargo vessel Run Wu 9 sank in the East China Sea off Dachen Island, Zhenjiang, China.  The crew reported to authorities that the Run Wu 9 had suffered water ingress while in strong winds and heavy seas.  Authorities dispatched a rescue boat to the scene.  All  15 crew from the Run Wu 9 were rescued a few minutes before the Run Wu 9 sank. No reports of injuries.  The Run Wu 9 was en route  to Ningbo from Dongshan Dao.  The cause of the water ingress was not reported.