Odessa: DELFI tanker is washed ashore by a storm (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Odessa: DELFI tanker is washed ashore by a storm (PHOTO, VIDEO)

In Odessa, the Delfi tanker-bunker under the Moldovan flag swept into the sea by storm. The ship was in the water area of ​​the port "Yuzhny", but because of the storm it was removed from the anchor and began to be carried to the sea. An engine failed in a bulk carrier. The tanker ran aground, fuel began to flow out of it.

Incidents 4802 23 ноября, 2019 Интернет

After 10 o’clock in the morning, the ship threw onto the coastal cliffs about fifty meters from the shore on the Dolphin beach, near the border outpost - at the same place where the Parallel tugboat crashed a year ago.

During a meeting of the operational headquarters under the regional administration, it became known that the port of registration of the tanker is in Romania, the shipowner is a British citizen, and the tanker himself has been in neutral waters on the outer roads of the port of Yuzhny since May 2019. Ship documents expired at the end of 2018, so the ship has a “gray” status. The fuel reserves for the operation of the marine diesel generator ran out on November 18, the food reserves for the crew were available until December 1. 

And about. Denis Karpov, chief of the Odessa port, said that the crew consisted of only three people - the captain, sailor and mechanic, and also said that it was technically possible to help the emergency ship and tow it to Odessa, Ochakov or another port: “We are by decision of the port captain "Odessa" was sent a tugboat, asked them to "end", and they refused, like leaving the ship. They also refused to give an SOS signal , which gives us the opportunity to start emergency rescue operations. "

They wanted to use a water scooter for evacuation, but changed their minds. Two more divers went onto the ship. They began to evacuate the sailors. One of the crew members is already in the water. The second came out of the wheelhouse.

After 13:00 hours the ship lay aboard and lost buoyancy.

13:58 . The first sailor was saved.

14:03 . The second is saved.

14:04 . For some reason, the captain lit a smoke bomb.

14:36 . The captain was also saved. The operation is completed.

About tanker

  • IMO: 8866266
  • Name: DELFI
  • MMSI: 214181012
  • Vessel Type: OIL PRODUCTS
  • Gross tonnage: 881
  • Summer DWT: 1634 t
  • Build: 1977
  • Flag: MOLDOVA

Photos from the crash site of the DELFI tanker off the Odessa coast

фото с dumskaya.net, traffic.od.ua

Video from the crash site of the DELFI tanker off the Odessa coast

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