Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, November 28 – RIA Novosti. Rescuers are preparing to eliminate the consequences of oil spills from a stranded off the west coast of Sakhalin of the tanker, the press service of the Emergencies Ministry in the Sakhalin region.
At 08.30 (01.30 MSK) in the Center for Crisis Management of the main emergency department of Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast has received information that in the area of the port of Nevelsk under the influence of the pressure of wind thrown stranded tanker “Nadezhda” with eight crew members and 786 tons of diesel fuel on board. According to preliminary information, under the influence of wind anchor recess when hit on the stern, so that the tanker was a crack in the engine room. At this point the vessel to wait out bad weather in the area of the port of Nevelsk.? At 10.35 (03.35 MSK) from the port of Korsakov to the disaster area emerged a rescue ship “Rubin” with rescue equipment on board.
“In the updated information in the area of grounding of the tanker” Nadezhda “has bright spots on the surface of the water, the amount of leakage is established. The specialists of the center of rescue and environmental operations will be put booms”, – stated in the MOE. The Office notes that, if necessary, will be decided on a way to relieve the crew of the ship. At the moment, the threat to life and health of people there.
Pumping of oil and inspection of the bottom of the vessel will be made after the improvement of weather conditions in Nevelsk District, adds the press service of the Ministry.
On Friday, 27 November and Saturday, 28 November, in all regions of the south of Sakhalin (Korsakov, Anivsky, Kholmsk, Nevelsk, Dolinsk, Makarov, Tomari) in the regional capital Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk acts storm warning: strong, and in some places and very heavy snow (from 7 to 19, and in some places more than 20 mm in 12 hours), wind speeds of 25-30 meters per second (strong or hard gale on the Beaufort scale) and the visibility is less than 500 meters.