Two general cargo ships collided on anchorage in Avacha Bay, Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka peninsula, Russia, Pacific, reportedly on Jan 2, though date is to be confirmed. SHANTAR bow struck TANIR portside, TANIR suffered hull breach below waterline, which was sealed with hard patch by divers. As of Jan 3, both ships were berthed in Petropavlovsk.
General cargo ship SHANTAR, IMO 9190274, dwt 9200, built 1999, flagRussia, owner SASCO.
General cargo ship TANIR, IMO 8711318, dwt 7346, built 1994, flag Russia, manager NORFES-MARINE SERVICE CO LTD.