Iranian cargo ship sank in Caspian sea, crew rescued VIDEO

General cargo ship SHABAHANG issued distress signal at around 1400 KT (0900 UTC) Jul 26 in Caspian sea in Azerbaijan waters of Lankaran port, while en route from Anzali Iran, to Makhachkala Russia, with cargo of tiles. The ship reported water ingress, sinking. Azerbaijan MRCC coordinated rescue operation, two helicopters and patrol boat were sent to rescue 9 crew. By 1222 UTC the ship sank, all 9 crew were rescued, no injures reported. The cause of water ingress yet unknown.
General cargo ship SHABAHANG, IMO 8869787, dwt 599, built 1993, flag Iran, manager ALSARROUD GENERAL TRADING LLC, UAE (EQUASIS).

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.