The 89 meter long, 2755 dwt cargo vessel Nazmehr ran aground in the Caspian Sea off Kuryk, Kazakhstan. The Nazmehr had been at anchor when a winter storm blew in. The storm caused the vessel’s anchors to drag and the Nazmehr ran aground. The Nazmehr’s hull sustained multiple breaches as it was push against the rocky bottom.
Multiple tugs and barges have been contracted to help with salvage and lightering efforts. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Nazmehr was loaded with containers with container goods and cars. The containers will be offloaded onto barges while divers will attempt to conduct temporary repairs and dewatering efforts.