Iranian freighter collided with two other freighters at Astrakhan Russia

Iranian general cargo ship PARS KHAZAR 2 started to drifti collided with two general cargo ships in Astrakhan port, Volga river, Russia, Caspian sea, reportedly in the afternoon Apr 28. First, PARS KHAZAR 2 struck anchored Russian freighter BALTIYSKIY-40, which has been broken off her anchorage. After that, PARS KHAZAR 2 struck another Iranian freighter, NARDIS. General cargo ship PARS KHAZAR 2 sustained a breach 1×1.5 meter in ballast tank No. 6 area.
As of 1600 UTC Apr 29, all three ships were berthed at Astrakhan port.
General cargo ship PARS KHAZAR 2, IMO 8869921, dwt 2755, built 1988, flag Iran, manager Delta Shipping.
General cargo ship BALTIYSKIY-40, IMO 6703771, 2817, built 1965, flag Russia, manager Turash Co.
General cargo ship NARDIS, IMO 9137246, dwt 3817, built 2001, flag Iran, manager Khazar Sea Shipping Lines.



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