Na Na 2, a general cargo vessel, got disabled in Okhotsk Sea after suffering an engine failure. The incident occurred on Sunday morning about 7 nautical miles west of Moskalvo Lighthouse. The Na Na 2 was en route from Busan to Moskalvo port, laden with 1,680 tons of drilling pipes.
The bad weather conditions forced the vessel to drift towards the shore. The cargo shifted which resulted in heavy starboard list. The master of Na Na 2 issued a distress signal.
To the scene were dispatched the tug Irbis, the fishing vessel Mys Urumpet and a helicopter. The crew asked for evacuation but the helicopter that was sent to the scene was not able to assist because it was not a rescue one, but it belongs to an offshore company, according to the website Odin. Luckily, the 15-man Chinese crew took the situation under control. The power of Na Na 2 was restored and the vessel was anchored.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Sakhalin Region said:
"Information from the captain of the NA NA 2 ship has been received saying that nothing threatens the life and well-being of those on board, as the crew have balanced the ship."
Na Na 2 (IMO number 9552771 and MMSI 372155000) was built in 2009 and registered in Panama. Manager of the DWT 5,000-tonne vessel is Shanghai Marukichi Ship Management Co.
Image: Russian Emergencies Ministry