Azov Basin Branch News

Taganrog and Azov VTMS operators prevent disaster situation

The NACI ATABEY dry cargo ship (the flag of Panama) with gross capacity of 1.380 tons and with grain aboard moved on the route between the seaport of Azov and the seaport of Izmir (Turkey) on January 20, 2018.

At 10:48 the ship reported on the loss of control near Anchoring Station No 462 of the seaport of Azov due to the major engine failure.

Watchkeepers of the seaports of Taganrog and Azov immediately informed all cargo vessels in the near vicinity of the ship, which had lost control, about the disaster.

Thirty minutes later the dry cargo vessel eliminated the failure and the ship continued its movement to the port of destination.

The timely and professional actions of VTMS operators of the seaports of Taganrog and Azov helped to prevent the collision of ships moving on Route No 31 with the dry cargo vessel that had lost control.