Posted on December 03, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Two vessels were damaged while manoeuvring through the Kerch Strait.

The incident occurred at approximately half past midnight on the evening of November the 30th. Both ships had originally departed from Constanta, Romania, and were heading to Russian and Ukrainian ports in the sea of Azov.

The Togo-flagged cargoship, Lady Maria, was in the process of manoeuvring near the southern end of the Kerch Strait, when her propeller got entangled with the anchor chain of the Maltese-flagged cargoship, Azov Concord.

As a result of the accident, the Lady Maria had to be anchored, having reported extensive damage on its propeller.

The Azov Concord managed to release the chain, and thus managed to continue its course.

 

Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic

Posted in News , Safety , Collision , Black Sea

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