Tag Archives: Cargo Vessel

Aleksey Afanasyev

Aleksey Afanasyev

The 114 meter long general cargo vessel Aleksey Afanasyev ran aground on the Don River near Azov, Russia. The Aleksey Afanasyev was en route to Venice from Rostov with 2888 tons of oil cakes when it grounded. The vessel was later refloated a few hours later with the assistance of an icebreaker. The Aleksey Afanasyev proceeded to Azov to be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Ocean Queen

Ocean Queen 2

The 147 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Ocean Queen caught fire off Busan, South Korea. The Ocean Queen was en route to Vladivostok from Busan when fire erupted from the stern.  The master reported that the fire started in the cargo hold and required assistance. A Coast Guard vessel arrived on scene and assisted the crew extinguishing the blaze.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the cargo was most likely vehicles which were damaged or destroyed in the fire.

Fort Azov

Fort Azov

On February 18, the 114 meter long, 3261 dwt general cargo vessel Fort Azov sank in the Black Sea near Ayancik, Sinop, Turkey. The Fort Azov was en route from Varna with 3,000 tons of wood when it suffered a cargo shift in bad weather. Reports state the bad weather had caused some deck cargo to wash over board causing the vessel to develop a heavy list to port. The vessel requested assistance before abandoning ship into the vessel’s life rafts. The Turkish Coastguard arrived on scene and safely rescued the 12 crew. The following night the Fort Azov sank. Reports state vessel had frequented to Kerch in the Crimean.