Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground Off Coast of Britain
OREANDA-NEWS Russian cargo ship "Kuzma Minin" with a displacement of 16 thousand tons stranded off the South-Western coast of Great Britain, in the Bay of Falmouth in Cornwall. This was reported by the Daily Mirror, noting that the ship is "in dangerous proximity" to the shore.
The publication reports that the cargo ship left the port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands. It is known that the crew of 18 Russian sailors on Board the ship. It ran aground around 05: 40 local time (08:40 GMT).
The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency confirmed the incident, specifying that there is no cargo on the vessel and there are no reports of any pollution of the water area due to the incident. Coast Guard cordoned off the scene.
"The Embassy is aware of the situation. At the moment, employees of the Consular Department communicate with representatives of local authorities and rescue services to clarify the details of the incident," the press service of the Russian Embassy in the UK reported.
"180 meter bulk carrier dragged anchor and grounded on west of port entrance between Swanpool and Gullyngvase beaches this morning. 18 Russian crew on board. No cargo on board, no report of pollution. Tug on way, lifeboat standing by. Coastguard Team have cordoned off ship." - stated in the Facebook.
Cargo ship "Kuzma Minin" operated by the Murmansk shipping company. "The Russian Embassy is contacting local authorities and rescue services to clarify the situation," he said.
The ship of the Murmansk shipping company (MMP) went to Spain, but on the way suddenly changed course and headed for the shores of the UK, said coordinator of The International Federation of Transport Workers Sergey Fishov.
"The ship followed from Holland to the Spanish port of Ceuta, but on December 14 suddenly changed course and headed for the UK, perhaps due to some damage," said Fishov. He added that the official confirmation of the ship stranded he has yet.