• The ship "Saint-Petersburg" ran aground in Volgograd region

  • A boat from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg, ran aground on the river Sheksna in the Vologda region, according to regional Central Board MOE.

    It is noted that the incident with the passenger ship "Saint-Petersburg" took place around 8:00 GMT on 568 km of the Volga-Baltic waterway. As a result of incident nobody has suffered. Leakage of fuel and lubricants, as well as roll and deformation of vessel no, said rescuers. On Board were 166 people, food and drinking water they provided for 10 days.

    RIA Novosti the Ministry reported that the captain alone has tried to remove the ship off the rocks, but he did not succeed. To the scene sent to the pusher, which should arrive by midday and rescuers and inspectors of state inspection on small size vessels.

    In August 2016, on the Lena river villages stranded ship "Stepan Arzhakov", which was carrying 98 passengers and 11 crew members. The ship arrived to the right Bank from-for a strong lateral wind. The rescue helicopters evacuated people from the ship.


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