Simushir, a 9,405-ton cargo ship, has been detained in Pohang by Ulsan VTS (vessel tracking service) for investigation. On May 11, the general cargo vessel contacted a fishing boat, registered in South Korea. The accident happened about 5.5 nautical miles off the coast of South Korea, near Ulsan.
Simushir was en route from Shanghai to Vladivostok, loaded with containers, when it encountered a few fishing boats, that were crossing its course (ahead and astern). The cargo ship tried to avoid the collision with one of them by using searchlight, blinker and switching on deck lights but with no success. The fishing vessel did not alter its course, which resulted in contacting the Simushir in its stern portside part. Neither Simunshir, nor the fishing boat suffered any damage. They both continue sailing towards their destinations until the cargo vessel was order to change its course and dock in Pohang.
Simushir (IMO number 9179385 and MMSI 273356170) is a general cargo vessel registered in Russia. The 134-meter vessel was built in 1998 and is owned by SASCO (Sakhalin Shipping Co). Last position of Simushir.