Another Russian freighter collided with fishing boat in Bosphorus
General cargo ship VOLZHSKIY 40 collided with fishing vessel while exiting Bosphorus and entering Black sea, early in the morning Sep 25 (probably around 0300 UTC), while en route from Tekirdag Turkey to Azov Russia. Ship’s hull was reportedly, breached, with ensuing water ingress. The ship was towed or escorted back to Bosphorus and then Marmara sea, and anchored at Ahirkapi anchorage, Istanbul. As of 1530 UTC Sep 25, VOLZHSKIY 40 remained at anchor. Interestingly, VOLZHSKIY 40 is managed by the same company which operates RUSICH 10 cargo ship, which roughly at the same time collided with Turkish freighter in Bosphorus.
General cargo ship VOLZHSKIY 40, IMO 8850906, dwt 4178, built 1990, flag Russia, manager VOLGA SHIPPING.
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