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The reason for the collision of tankers near Irkutsk was called intoxication of the captain KXan 36 Daily News

Date: March 1, 2024 Time: 07:11:11

On Tuesday morning, Governor Igor Kobzev held an emergency meeting of the regional commission for the prevention and elimination of emergencies. As previously reported, the corresponding regime was introduced in the Kirensky district.

According to the regional central office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the incident on the river near the town of Alekseevsk occurred on June 12 at around 9:15 p.m. Two ships collided: TR-901 and “Erofey Khabarov”, which were carrying more than 830 tons of AI-92 gasoline. One of the latter’s containers was damaged. There was a fuel spill in the water area. The UK and the prosecutor’s office are carrying out checks.

According to Vyacheslav Fedoseenko, head of the Emergencies Ministry, the owner of the tanker reported the incident late, the delay exceeded an hour, which affected the magnitude of the emergency and the actions of the rescue units.

The fuel leak has now been fixed. According to preliminary estimates, between 60 and 90 tons of gasoline fell into the river, the regional government reported. The Cabinet also noted, with reference to the Eastern Siberian Transport Prosecutor’s Office, that the cause of the incident was a violation of the navigation rules. A medical examination showed that the captain of the tanker was drunk, the ship was driven by an assistant captain.

Note that this is the third ship collision in as many weeks on the Lena in the Angara region; the previous two occurred in May.

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