Cargo ship bound for Iran ran aground, Caspian sea

General cargo ship PORT OLYA 2 ran aground at 143 kilometer mark in Volga – Caspian sea Channel at around 2000 Moscow time Feb 15, while en route from Port Olya, Volga river, to Amirabad Iran, with cargo of grain on board. According to officials, the ship refloated by own means at 1120 Moscow time Feb 16, though according to track, she seems to be still aground, as of 1430 Moscow time Feb 16.
General cargo ship PORT OLYA 2, IMO 9481881, dwt 5185, built 2012, flag Russia, manager SP-SHIPPING LLC, Astrakhan.

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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.