Preparations have begun for the evacuation of the crew of a dry-cargo ship that has run aground near Sakhalin

Ministry of Emergency Situations in Sakhalin: the crew of the Xing Yuan ship, which has run aground in Kholmsk, is being prepared for evacuation , run aground in the water area of ​​the Kholmsky district. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Sakhalin Region.

Employees of the department and specialists of the Marine Rescue Service will deliver 12 people ashore in the afternoon. The vessel will be inspected, and an action plan will be developed further.

“Also, with the improvement of weather conditions for preventive purposes, specialists are planning to install booms,” the Emergencies Ministry added.

Six rescuers are working at the scene and three units of special equipment. The head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations for the Sakhalin Region Igor Yamukov arrived there. The situation is under control, no fuel spill has occurred.

Foreign dry cargo ship Xing Yuan ran aground due to a storm in the city of Kholmsk on Sakhalin on Monday afternoon, December 6. The vessel was not damaged, there was no fuel leak, the crew of 12 Chinese citizens was not injured. There are 103 tons of fuel on board.