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Mykolaiv  >  News  >  Maritime Sector
The dry cargo vessel CHARLOTE BULKER ran aground in the Bug estuary because of the crew mistake
Oct 07 2008, 10:17

NIKOLAEV, OCTOBER, 7TH, 2008, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE The Hong Kong dry cargo vessel ran aground in the Bug estuary of Zhovtnevy district because of the crew mistake, IA «Context-Prichernomorie» correspondent reports.

This was reported to the agency today, on October 7th, by the assistant of the director of GE Delta-pilot Evgeniy Farafonov.

According to his words there is no fault of GE Delta-pilot.

The pilot did a good work, and there are no complaints in our address. And theres nothing supernatural in the fact that vessels sometimes run aground. As to the reason we dont know it, but it seems either the rudder was turned incorrectly or something else, E. Farafonov commented on the events.

To set the stuck vessel afloat 3 tugs were involved: Gaidamaka from GE Delta-pilot, Sevastopol and «Vyuga, but for now it didnt yield any appreciable results.

As it was reported before, on October 5th, at 7:30 am the vessel CHARLOTTE BULKER flying the flag of Hong Kong ran aground in the Bug estuary of Zhovtnevy district between 78th and 74th buoys. The vessel was following the route Nikolaev Netherlands with the cargo of 5 thousand 102 t of rape.

The captain of inspection of the state port supervision of the Dnieper-Bug sea port that was on duty on Sunday reported to the rescuers of MES that as a result of running aground the vessel plunged into the spit for 2 m. Fortunately, the vessel crew members were not injured, the vessel hull damages were not revealed as well.

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