Cargo ship grounding, Russian Inner Waterways

General cargo ship TSIMLYANSK with cargo of wheat ran aground on river Don near Semikarokorsk town, Russia, at around 2100 Moscow time Aug 10. The ship was en route from Volgodonsk to Kavkaz port. Hull remained intact, but river channel was blocked. TSIMLYANSK was refloated at around 2339 Moscow time same day, and continued her voyage.
General cargo ship TSIMLYANSK, IMO 8884957, dwt 3606, built 1989, flag Russia, manager JSC LINTER, Rostov.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.