Russian ship rescued by Azerbaijan to continue sailing after receiving documents by classification society
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 / Trend /
Fili ship, which suffered disaster in the Caspian Sea and was rescued by the Azerbaijani specialists, will be allowed to continue sailing after the classification society on completion of repairs restores its documents, the Azerbaijani State Marine Administration reported.
Fili Ship sailing under the flag of Russia and owned by Russian company Vagna Shipping has been taken to Baku. Experts are studying the causes of the accident, after which the damaged structures, equipment and machinery of the vessel will be repaired.
Earlier on Oct. 26 the ship suffered distress in the Andriyevsky banks of the Caspian Sea.
On Oct. 26 at 12.30 the management of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center of the port of Astrakhan addressed Azerbaijan for assistance. Two vessels of specialized fleet of Azerbaijan: Ayla and Avior were immediately sent to the disaster area to rescue Fili.
Preliminary cause of the accident is that the heavy storm flooded cockpit and the engine compartment, resulting in the ship's electrical equipment switched off and lost control.
The Russian ship has 1,700 tons of cargo, including 1,300 tons of stock steel, 400 tons of paper. Fili was sailing to the Iranian port of Nowshahr.
There are no victims or injuries among the 11-member crew of the ship.