Bad weather makes it difficult to tow the burning in the sea of Japan ship «Iman»

© Photo : Sergei SkriabinСудно ImanBad weather makes it difficult to tow the burning in the sea of Japan ship «Iman»© Photo : Sergei Skriabin

A tow «Petrogas-55» has come to burning in the sea of Japan the ship «Iman», however, the charging of a tow is complicated by the lack of electricity on the boat and bad weather, told RIA Novosti the representative of the Maritime rescue coordination centre of Vladivostok.

On Friday morning a fire occurred in a machine-boiler compartment in the ship «Iman», which went from Toyama to Vladivostok with a cargo of machinery. The crew sealed the compartment and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries, pollution to the environment also not. The boat is in a drift. On Board – 21 persons, all citizens of Russia. Iman is a ship under the flag. On Friday, the ship headed for the tugboat towing it to Vladivostok.

«Neftegaz-55» from Vladivostok came to the «Iman» at 10: 35 local time, but while there is a re-starting of the tow. The difficulty is that the boat is de-energized and all you have to do manually. In addition, in the area of the wind of 14 meters per second, wave two meters,» — said the source.

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