Azerbaijani oil terminal in Georgia continues to lift Ukrainian vessel from Black Sea
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 26 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Black Sea oil terminal Kulevi (Georgia) evoked a part of the Ukrainian ship Skadovsk sank in input channel of the terminal in 2008, SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) said. SOCAR owns Kulevi terminal.
The message said that cutting and lifting parts of the vessel from the seabed is carried out stage-by-stage.
The first phase of cutting is planned to be completed by late October, the terminal said.
Oil terminal Kulevi launched operations to lift the vessel independently after owners of the ship refused from conducting operations.
"Skadovsk" of "Chernomortehflot" company, conducted operations to dredge the seabed in the port to create conditions for entry of large vessels into the port. The accident did not affect the activity of the oil terminal. There are no barriers for entry of ships into the port.
As a result of the storm (with force 6-7l) 'Skadovsk', ran aground and was holed on September 20, 2008. Then specialists from Ukraine came. They decided to tug the ship. During these operations the vessel turned over on October 3, the source said.
During crash a captain and two crew members died. Rescue team searched for their bodies several days. About 28 of 31 people were saved.