Tanker contacted bottom, Kerch Strait

Product tanker VOLGONEFT 214 with 4488 tons of diesel oil on board contacted bottom while transiting Kerch Strait in southern direction near first and second pairs of buoys, at 2140 Moscow time Jun 5. No leak was reported, but tanker was ordered to anchor at Kerch anchorage for inspection.
Product tanker VOLGONEFT 214, IMO 8934221, dwt 4500, built 1970, flag Russia, owner BashkVolgoTanker Shipping.



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.