Tanker struck berthed cargo ship, oil leak, Vladivostok Russia

Water supply tanker LOTOS on May 22 struck berthed general cargo ship VYACHESLAV ANISIMOV in Ulysses Bay, Port Vladivostok, Russia. Tanker was maneuvering to moor. VYACHESLAV ANISIMOV sustained hull breach or breaches in fuel tank area, diesel oil leak reported. As of May 23, VYACHESLAV ANISIMOV remained in the same position. Understood tanker sustained slight or no damages.
General cargo ship VYACHESLAV ANISIMOV, IMO 9004463, dwt 9530, built 1991, flag Russia, manager AZIA SHIPPING CO.
Fresh water tanker LOTOS, IMO 8931279, dwt 201, built 1981, flag Russia.



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