MS Rodnaya Rus accidents and incidents

MS Rodnaya Rus cruise ship

Former names
Yekaterina Velikaya, Professor Lukachev, Klement Gotvald

Length (LOA)
96 m / 315 ft

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  • grounding - 2013

07 September 2013Ship Grounding

On September 7, 2013, at ~1:30 pm, while en-route from Astrakhan to Perm, the ship ran aground. The accident resulted in only minor bow hull damage. No injuries, oil spills or blocking the river navigation were reported.

Following the grounding, the ship was boarded by specialists of the Russian River Register for inspection. All mechanisms were reportedly functioning and in good order. Medical examination of the command staff and crew for alcohol gave negative results. At ~11 pm the ship was released and continued along the route.

On September 18 was released a report on the accident. The report revealed violations by the shipowner Express-Tour Ltd regarding navigation safety, including non-observance of the crew labour and rest regime. The boat's Captain failed to comply with Russia's inland waterways navigation rules, namely, navigating under conditions of reduced visibility, and also allowing non-observance of permanent radar surveillance and presence in the Wheelhouse (Navigation Bridge) of only one master, except the helmsman.

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