A beached tug was frozen in the ice for a month in the port of Shakhtyorsk. Sakhalin.Info


A beached tug was frozen in the ice for a month in the port of Shakhtyorsk.  Sakhalin.Info

Home » Economy » A stranded tug frozen in the ice for a month in the port of Shakhtyorsk. Sakhalin.Info January 28, 2022

10:08 am January 28, 2022

Recall that on December 30, due to difficult weather conditions, when entering the port, about 40 meters from the coast, the sea tug Shakhtyorsk-1 ran aground. The crew of four on board were not injured. Later, the question of a possible fuel leak began to be discussed among the locals.

Dmitry Tsukanov (then acting mayor, but since yesterday mayor of the Uglegorsky district – approx. ed.) visited the enterprise, where he met with the executive director of the UMP “Shakhtyorsk” Alexei Tkachenko. The head of the port spoke about the action plan to refloat the vessel Shakhtersk-1, previously agreed with the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Sakhalin, Kuril and Kamchatka Sea Ports Administration”.⁣

A beached tug was frozen in the ice for a month in the port of Shakhtyorsk.  Sakhalin.Info

“Unfortunately, due to bad weather conditions, we could not start the rescue operation for a long time. The reason for this delay is that there are not many specialized rescue services in Sakhalin who have their Only the maritime rescue service “MIDO” agreed to take action.⁣ And finally, thanks to good weather conditions, the rescuers were able to proceed with the first stage of the tugboat salvage operation – sealing a crack 0.5 wide and 50 cm long, formed on the ship in the departments of the engine room. As soon as they cope with this task, they will begin to pump water from the premises During the process, we will observe the behavior of the ship: if the tug restores its stability, and we do not see the risk of it sinking, only then will we start the refloating operation of the ship – we will couple it to one or two tugs and drag Shakhtyorsk-1 to a safe place. The situation is aggravated by the fact that a lot of effort is being made to break up the ice that has formed on the ship. Every day, the 12 crew members are busy knocking ice off the tug. If the weather deteriorates, we will still have to wait. To prevent the ship from being blown away during a storm, it was tied to the shore with two special ropes. There was no spillage of petroleum products and environmental pollution, there are documents supporting their absence, said Alexey Tkachenko.⁣

A beached tug was frozen in the ice for a month in the port of Shakhtyorsk.  Sakhalin.Info

A beached tug was frozen in the ice for a month in the port of Shakhtyorsk.  Sakhalin.Info

The measures for the rescue operation in the port are under the personal control of the mayor, reports the Uglegorsk district administration.

Recall that on December 30 it became known that a small tug had run aground in the port of Shakhtersk. At the same time, the shipowner took the decision to carry out work to remove the ship from the shallows around January 2. However, it will take nearly a month before work finally begins. Local residents attribute this to the fact that the workers who should have been involved in this are employed at work with a Chinese cargo ship tacked to Kholmsk.

The Sakhalin Transport Investigative Department of the Eastern Interregional Transport Investigative Department of the Russian Investigative Commission conducts a procedural check.


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