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Russian ship which went out of control in Caspian Sea heads for safe harbor

November 28, 2013, 20:08 UTC+3 BAKU
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BAKU, November 28. /ITAR-TASS/. A Russian cargo ship, the Sona, which had problems with its engine in the Caspian Sea, has been heading for a safe harbor in the Caspian Sea, accompanied by a tow-rescue ship- the AVOIR, the State Maritime administration of Azerbaijan said on Thursday.

The Russian ship had been sailing from Astrakhan to Amirabad (Iran) when it developed malfunctioning in its engine room and had to anchor near the island of Chilov in the territorial waters of Azerbaijan.

Two rescue ships were sent to help the Russian ship in distress. One of them belongs to the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan.

The Russian ship is expected to reach the safe harbor overnight to November 29.

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