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Watch Panama cargo ship gets leak and runs aground near Russian coast

11:27, 09 November 2021
Watch Panama cargo ship gets leak and runs aground near Russian coast Photo: TASS

A Panama cargo ship  got caught in a storm near the far eastern Russian coast.


The ship came from the Chinese city of Ningbo and ran aground off the coast of the Nakhodka city on Tuesday morning. It’s been reported that the crew consists of 14 Chinese nationals.

The ship's captain sent a message that there was a threat to the crew members as the ship got a crack in the engine room. 

The Russian news agency TASS reported that the emergency service swiftly sent an MI-8 helicopter to save the crew. According to the latest reports, all 14 people were successfully evacuated from the ship.

The Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako reported, there are no dangerous goods in containers, no damage to the fuel tanks of the vessel was recorded.

Due to bad weather conditions in the region, dozens of ships left for a safe anchorage in the Amur Bay while the freighters, fishing, and research vessels waited out the hurricane near the coast of Vladivostok.