A tanker loaded with diesel fuel was holed by an ice floe on the Northern Sea Route and suffered ingress of water. There are no reports on any oil leakage and the tanker is now slowly sailing towards Murmansk.
The 138 meter long, 6403 dwt tanker “Nordvik” was struck by ice while sailing in the Matisen Strait to the north of the Taimyr Peninsula on September 4. The vessel, which was loaded with diesel fuel, struck an ice floe and started taking in water. “Nordvik” was built in Bulgaria in 1985.
The vessel is sailing towards Murmansk at 4 knots. There is no information on any oil leaks or other damages to the environment.