Tanker contacted embankment, damaged, Volga river, Russia VIDEO

Tanker ALEKSANDR SHEMAGIN went out of control and struck Canal embankment at Balakovo, Saratov Region, river Volga, Russia, in the evening May 20. Tanker was sailing upstream, en route from Rostov-on-Don to Syzran, Volga, probably in ballast. According to witnesses reports, tanker contacted embankment two times, watch video.
Product tanker ALEKSANDR SHEMAGIN, IMO 9612909, dwt 6613, built 2012, flag Russia, manager VOLGOTRANS LLC, Samara.



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