Russian cargo ship drifted ashore in stormy Black sea VIDEO

Russian river-sea type cargo shipSGV-FLOT arrived at Batumi Anchorage, Georgia, Black sea, on Jan 7, from Istanbul. On Jan 15 in strong western wind, ship’s anchor dragged, and she drifted towards the shore. Local news and emergency service aren’t able to determine ship’s status and condition, saying only, that “situation is under control” and that grounding was prevented. According to track and video, SGV-FLOT most probably, is aground, as of 1730 UTC Jan 15.
Oil/ore carrier of river-sea type SGV-FLOT, IMO 8033089, dwt 3345, built 1981, flag Russia, owner KONTUR-SPB, S-Petersburg.



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