On March 15, the 180 meter long, 25565 dwt bulk carrier Harriett ran aground in the White Sea off Mudyug Island near Arkhangelsk, Russia. The Harriett had departed from Arkhangelsk escorted by an icebreaker bound for Terneuzen with 20,000 tons of coal. As the vessels proceeded through the ice, the Harriett suffered engine failure and went adrift. The bulk carrier drifted with the ice into shallow water and went hard aground. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Harriett requires lightering before it can be salvaged.
The 115 meter long, 1645 dwt barqueKruzenshtern ran aground on the Dvina River oustide Arkhangelsk, Russia. The Kruzenshtern was being escorted into the port by a pilot and tug when a strong gust of wind caused the sailing vessel to veer off course. The Kruzenshtern was refloated by the aid of two tugs a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The vessel will undergo an inspection by dives before proceeding to Kaliningrad.
The 116 meter long, 5557 dwt tanker Kapitan Pershin became disabled on the Dvina River near Arkhangelsk, Russia. The tanker had suffered engine failure and had become stuck in the ice. A tug was dispatched and towed the Kapitan Pershin into port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.