Grounding off Nakskov
Enroute from Nakskov, where she had sailed on March 27, 2018, at 3 p.m., to Rotterdam, ETA March 29, 8 p.m., the "Rix Mistral" ran aground in dense fog shortly after leaving the port in Lolland. In the morning of March 28 the ship was still stuck in pos. N 54° 50.08' E 010° 59.96'. At 1 p.m., the Danish tug "Ronja" (IMO: 5111696) was deployed to the grounded, Cyprus flagged cargo m/v "Rix Mistral", 2446 gt (IMO: 9173513), and had arrived on site in the evening. After the cargo ship was successfully refloated, it returned to the port of Nakskov on March 29. It docked at berth 4 at 8.30 a.m. and sailed again at 3 p.m. with an ETA at Rotterdam as of March 31, 8 p.m. now.
Drunk captain jailed
A ship’s captain has been sent to jail for eight weeks and fined £150 for being drunk in charge of a 2,500 dwt ship in UK waters. Sergey Safronov was so inebriated he had to hand over control of the Pur-Navolok bulker to his chief mate. When breathalysed Safronov was found to have 80mg of alcohol in his breath – the legal limit for shipping is 25mg. The ship was sailing up the River Fowey in Cornwall last month when concerns were raised. http://splash247.com/drunk-captain-jailed/
Russian master drunk at the helm
The Russian master Sergey Safronov of the "Pur Navolok" was reported by the UK Fowey Port pilot having been so drunk on entering the port on Sep 28, 2016, that the Chief Officer had to replace him at the helm. The Truro Magistrates heard the port pilot was concerned when boarding the ship. When the shipping agent boarded the ship to complete the paperwork he found that Safronov was struggling to do that due to his condition. Safronov smelt of alcohol and despite speaking good English did not understand what was going on. He said he had been having a drink to celebrate a family event. The master faced Magistrates Court, the vessel left Fowey on the same day, bound for Civitaveccia, ETA Oct 8.Upload News