On the Volga in the Nizhny Novgorod region ran aground the ship

© RIA Novosti / Oleg Solitairethe in votebanning Novgorod. Archival photoOn the Volga in the Nizhny Novgorod region ran aground the ship© RIA Novosti / Oleg Solitairethe the image Bank

The cargo ship that towed the Volga barge with 4 tons of gypsum, ran aground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, told RIA Novosti senior assistant head of the Privolzhskiy transport Prosecutor’s office, Maya Ivanova.

The incident occurred on Friday in the 1.40 at 9 miles below the city of Balakhna.

«A cargo ship owned by the company «Oka-the Moscow company» Kolomna, when travelling up the Volga ran aground in the red edge of the fairway in the area of Balakhna. The boat was towing a barge carrying 4 tons of gypsum», — said Ivanov.

According to her, a stranded ship does not interfere with navigation. «The water leakage, no casualties or oil spill is not» — said the employee of the Prosecutor’s office.

She added that the incident came puteiskiy boat. «The cause of the incident was the fault of the skippers. Nizhny Novgorod transport Prosecutor’s office started inspection of execution of the legislation on safety of navigation», — said Ivanov.