Tanker and cargo ship collision, Russian Inner Waterways

Product tanker BALT FLOT 4 (loaded with 5276 tons of heavy fuel) collided with general cargo ship Volgo-Don 151 (loaded with 5191 tons of gravel) at 582 kilometer mark, river Scheksna, Russian Waterways, at 0527 Moscow time Jun 2, while the ships were passing each other on reciprocal courses. Tanker sustained railings and hawsepipe damages, cargo ship sustained dents in bow section area. VOLGO-DON 151 went off fairway after collision and grounded by her bow section, was refloated with the help of the tug some 2 hours later. Both ships were brought to anchor near collision site, for inspection and investigation. No leak reported.
Product tanker Balt Flot 4, IMO 9751913, dwt 5589, built 2016, flag Russia, manager BF Tanker.
General cargo ship VOLGO-DON 151, IMO 8938332, dwt 5000, built 1972, flag Russia, owner Volga Steamship Co.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.