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The 'Volga-4007' which ran aground in the Don on Dec 13. was subject of underwater inspections by divers. a tug and a technical team attended the incident scene and provided further assistance. The vessel was refloated and towed from the grounding position to a safety area in the afternoon of Dec 18. Internal, external damage surveys were carried out by the crew and a surveyor. Subsequently, the vessel has been granted departure permission and sailed from Azov on Dec 19 at 2 p.m. bound to Samsun with an ETA as of Dec 23.
Grounding on the Don
The 'Volga 4007' ran aground in the evening of Dec 12, 2019, while leaving the port of Azov in the Don estuary. The ship was loaded with 5.000 tons of wheat. Attempts to refloat it with tugs assistance failed, as of 1400 UTC Dec 13 she was still aground in pos. 47° 7.63' N 039° 21.27' E. The grounding was caused by a sharp drop of the water level fall due to strong offshore winds.
Allision at Kartal anchorage
The "Erdogan Bey" was in collision with the "Volga-4007" on Feb 23, 2019. The passenger ship dragged its anchor under adverse weather conditions and drifted towards the "Volgo 4007" at the Kartal anchorage. Structural damages were reported on both vessels above the water line. The "Volga 4007" arrived on Istanbul anchorage on Feb 25 at 8.20 a.m. and departed, bound to Yeisk, on Feb 27 at 4 a.m. with an ETA as of March 1. The "Erdogan Bey'" dropped anchor off Tuzla on Feb 27 at 6.40 p.m.News schreiben