MAIB identifies insurance issues at the heart of last year’s grounding of Russian cargo ship at Falmouth

Posted By on 1st August 2019

By Peter Tremayne Swift action by the Falmouth harbourmaster prevented a potentially serious incident with the Russian bulk carrier Kuzma Minin, which ran aground in December, according to a Marine…

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  1. Ran out of fuel? So how does one explain reports that the only thing preventing the ship sinking in Falmouth harbour – where it’s been anchored for weeks – is residual fuel oil which has turned to tar in the tanks? Sources say there’s a big hole in the side but seawater can’t fill the tanks due to emulsified fuel oil floating above it. Needs investigating further. This is a disaster waiting to happen.

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