Russian freighter grounding, Saimaa Canal

General cargo ship STK 1008 ran aground at around 1240 UTC Jul 9 in Saimaa Canal, Finland-Russia, with Finnish pilot on board, probably because the ship went NUC due to some kind of failure. The ship managed to refloat by own means and resumed sailing at around 1300 UTC, she’s en route from Kaskinen Finland to Russia.
General cargo ship STK 1008, IMO 8422656, dwt 1347, built 1984, flag Russia, owner SAIMAA TRADE WIND LTD, S-Petersburg.

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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.