Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ukrainian, Romanian vessels collided on Danube

When passing along 151 km of the Danube River, the dry cargo motorship Kramatorsk (Ukraine) headed to the Izmayil port with a caravan of two barges collided with the Romanian ship Luctar and suffered damage of the barge's fore body, press-service of the Transport and Communications Ministry reported.

The Kramatorsk motorship is presently staying in the Romanian port of Galatz (150 km of the Danube River). No victims reported, the two vessels are on the float.

Administration of the Galatz port examined the case and laid the blame upon the Romanian side.

The Kramatorsk vessel is about to leave for Izmayil today.