Alfa

Alfa

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On August 20, the 90 meter long, 4156 dwt cargo vessel Alfa became disabled off Yeosu, South Korea. The Alfa was en route to China from Nakhodka with a cargo of timber when it encountered heavy seas in the Korea Strait. The timber cargo on board the Alfa shifted causing the cargo vessel to develop a heavy list of 45 degrees. With the vessel in danger of capsizing, the crew requested assistance. The South Korean Coast Guard responded and was able to safely evacuate all 15 crew on board. No reports of injuries.

Alfa

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The abandoned Alfa drifted with the heavy seas before it ran aground between Jeju and Tsushima Island. Reports state part of the timber cargo has fallen overboard posing a potential hazard to vessels in the area.

Omskiy 141

Omskiy 141

The 108 meter long cargo vessel Omskiy 141 ran aground on the Svir River. The Omskiy 141 was en route to Cherepovets from St. Petersburg with 3000 tons of steel cargo when it struck bottom. The cargo vessel sustained hull damage in a ballast tank in the forepeak resulting in water ingress. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Tokay Akar

Tokay Akar

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On August 14, the 90 meter long, 4040 dwt cargo vessel Tokay Akar ran aground along the breakwater at Samsun, Turkey. The Tokay Akar had been at anchor at the Samsun anchorage when a storm with strong winds caused the vessel’s anchor to drag. The unmanned Tokay Akar drifted until it ran up on to the breakwater. The cargo vessel sustained hull damage to ballast tanks and suffered water ingress. No pollution reported. Reports state the Tokay Akar had been left at anchor after a bankruptcy and the fuel had been removed. Local authorities will arrange salvage when weather permits.

Sormovskiy 3057

 

SORMOVSKIY 3057

The 119 meter long, 3853 dwt cargo vessel Sormovskiy 3057 ran aground on the St. Petersburg Sea Canal, Russia. The Sormovskiy 3057 departed from St. Petersburg for Gdynia with 2590 tons of steel when it struck bottom and went aground. A tug was dispatched and refloated the Sormovskiy 3057 a few hours later. The vessel returned to St. Petersburg to be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Angela Arcella

Angela Arcella

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The 40 meter long fishing trawler Angela Arcella capsized in Grand Harbour, Malta. The trawler was carrying bait when it was struck by the 152 meter long, 9422 dwt cargo vessel Maria. The Maria had suffered a mechanical failure while manuevering and struck the Angela Arcella, the moored 88 meter long, 2362 dwt cargo vessel Union and the 29 meter long, 190 dwt tug Lieni. The Angela Arcella rolled over on its port side spilling the two crewmen on board into the water. Both were later rescued and taken to hospital, but no reports of injuries. The Union and Lieni sustained no damage. Authorities responded and booms were placed around the Angela Arcella to contain any pollution released.