Russian cargo ship

Russian cargo ship beached by storm

Russian cargo ship NEFTERUDOVOZ 29M in the morning Nov 21 dragged anchor on Bartin anchorage Turkey Black sea coast, in stormy weather, and drifted aground, according to AIS track. The ship arrived at Bartin from Rostov, Russia, with cargo of steel. Master issued distress signal, 6 crew were evacuated by helicopter. The condition of the ship unknown, AIS signal was missing during more than 4 hours, as of 1000 UTC Nov 21.
Bulk carrier river-sea type NEFTERUDOVOZ 29M, IMO 7740570, dwt 3345, built 1978, flag Russia, manager SK MBS-SHIPPING LTD, Moscow.