Ukrainian Navy ship distressed in Black sea

Ukrainian Navy degaussing ship U-811 BALTA ran into trouble in the morning Oct 13 in Black sea south of Odessa Port, near Snake (Zmeiniy) Island, in rough weather. Two ship’s compartments were flooded, she was brought to anchor off Snake island, and assisted by SAR ships and tugs. It was reported by 2000 UTC, that the situation is under control, the ship is stabilized.
Ukrainian Navy degaussing ship U-811 BALTA, displacement 2096, length 69 meters, complement 45, armaments 2 machine guns, built 1987.



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.