The Turkmen cargo ship “Magtymguly” was heading from the port of Olya (Astrakhan, Russia) — port of now Shahr (Iran), was damaged on the river in the Astrakhan region. On Saturday, March 12, reported on the website of the regional Department of EMERCOM of Russia.
“In Ikrjaninsky area on the river Bakhtemir (15 kilometers from the port Olya) when the pivot for anchoring the collision of a cargo ship with an underwater obstacle”, — specified in Department. As a result the vessel was holed in the steering compartment, the threat of flooding there.
On Board is a crew of 18 people. They began pumping water from the Department. “Port of Olya on the scene came the rescue ships,” — said in the MOE. According to TASS, on a scene of the port of Olya came rescue vessels of the “Capital city of Yaroslavl” and the tug “Columns-99”.
LifeNews with reference to the source reports that the cargo ship is just a few metres from the shore. “Magtymguly” was bringing to Iran of a cargo of wheat, according to TV channel, on Board the ship is three thousand tons of grain.