Loaded tanker aground in Volga Caspian Sea Canal

Product tanker ABESKUN ran aground on 158 kilometer mark of Volga Caspian Sea Canal at around 1600 Moscow time Nov 21. Tanker, reportedly with cargo of crude, is en route from offshore oil field to Astrakhan port, Volga. No reports on damages, no leaks. Tug TARPAN understood to be already on site as of 1640 UTC, Canal traffic probably hampered.
Product tanker ABESKUN, IMO 7036723, dwt 965, built 1970, flag Russia, owner ASTRAMARIN, Astrakhan, Russia.



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