Cargo ship allided with tanker, river Don

General cargo ship MELITA allided with anchored tanker VF TANKER-14 at 0842 Moscow time Dec 2 at Kochetovskiy Lock anchorage, river Don. MELITA suffered superficial damages, tanker aft quarter was breached above waterline, sustaining 5×6 centimeter hole.
General cargo ship MELITA, IMO 8230479, dwt 3509, built 1964, flag Russia, manager JSC TRAVES.
Product tanker VF TANKER-14, IMO 9645035, dwt 7025, built 2012, flag Russia, manager JSC V.F.TANKER.

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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.