Freighter loaded with barley aground on river Don, refloated

General cargo ship ran aground in the evening Apr 11 on river Don near Razdorskaya village, blocking all traffic in the area. the ship loaded with barley was proceeding upstream, en route from Rostov to Caspian sea. She was refloated late at night Apr 11 or early in the morning Apr 12, with the help of tug, and anchored for survey. No information on damages.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.