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Photographer:Geir Vinnes [View profile]Title:MEKHANIK FOMINAdded:Mar 18, 2017
Captured:March 18, 2017IMO:8904381Hits:6,724
Photo Category: Casualties
Built: 1991 Österreichischen Schiffsw, Austria.
Gt: 2489 t. Mdwt: 2650 t.
Loa. 85,20 m. Br. 14,20 m.
Main engine: 2820 Bhp. MAN B&W 6S26MC.
Flag: Russia.
18/03-2017 Near Sortland.
Vessel Identification
Name:Mekhanik Fomin
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:2,489 tons
Summer DWT:2,650 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Arkhangelsk
Class society:Russian Maritime Shipping Register
Build year:1991
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°39’41.92” N, 25°50’54.93” E
Speed, course (heading):
9.4kts, 358° (354°)
Location:Tr Ali
Arrival:10th Aug 2018
07:00:37 UTC
Last update:
5 months 10 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 10th, 07:00:37 UTCTr Ali
2018 July 19th, 02:00:28 UTCBy Order
2018 July 19th, 02:00:16 UTCHumber Lt Flt
2018 July 14th, 14:30:22 UTCGb Goo
2018 July 4th, 03:00:58 UTCRu Arh
2018 June 20th, 07:00:56 UTCBordeaux
2018 June 20th, 07:00:11 UTCFr Bod
2018 April 26th, 10:00:34 UTCMontrose
2018 April 18th, 05:00:51 UTCRanders
2018 April 18th, 05:00:13 UTCRanders
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Photo Comments (14)

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Geir Vinnes on Mar 19, 2017 23:44 (1 year ago)
Yes Henk, this is more interesting work than lying stand-by at an oilfield :-).
Thank you Rick, I am not sure if the crew were thinking about food at all before they were
well moored at Sortland :-)
Jens and rd 77, there were no help from outside, they were pumping ballast as soon as they
came inshore with calmer seas, I guess nobody were allowed to enter the engine room when they were
outside at open seas as it looked dangerous every time they rolled over to port side in heavy
swell. She was followed by her sister MEKHANIK MAKARIN until we took over and escorted
her in to Sortland.
Jens Boldt on Mar 19, 2017 21:27 (1 year ago)
Excellent photo and excellent crew! But I would also like to turn back your attention to rd77's question as this is most interesting. I'd surely have thought she was lost without help from the outside. How did the crew do this masterpiece?
storm1379 on Mar 19, 2017 17:35 (1 year ago)
Russian sailors never give up !!!!!I once was in a similar situation myself, I can well imagine what the guys had to face. With great respect for the ship's crew.
Patalavaca on Mar 19, 2017 16:48 (1 year ago)
Amongst all your excellent shots from Thailand & elsewhere, this is surely one of your very best Geir.
Exceptional content, background and not forgetting great 'salvage' work by the crew in those conditions.
I expect the cook was a very unhappy man/woman while that list was on!
Regards, Rick
Adrian Ford on Mar 19, 2017 16:32 (1 year ago)
Hello Frank

I think they put the bridge in the hold untill they got to the open sea.

best Wishes
Henk de Winde on Mar 19, 2017 16:23 (1 year ago)
That's the cream on a stand-by job Geir! Good work from the crew to safe that vessel!
Geir Vinnes on Mar 19, 2017 16:20 (1 year ago)
Hi Vitaliy,
You are welcome to use any of the photos that you like.

Frank Buckley on Mar 19, 2017 16:18 (1 year ago)
Amazing. Not only is it a great show of seamanship, workmanship and teamwork, but it was built in Austria. How did they manage to get her to the open sea? Is there not some hight restrictions with regards to her accomadation block when departing the building yard in Austria and sailing to the open sea?.

rd77 on Mar 19, 2017 13:15 (1 year ago)
Wow ho do you manage to recover from that? Use of ballast tanks or does one have physically shift the cargo?
kumariner on Mar 19, 2017 10:56 (1 year ago)
Great and exceptional crew work to save vessel and cargo with so big list. And they arrived in port.
Great Captain & crew!
Vitaliy on Mar 19, 2017 10:23 (1 year ago)
Hello! Let me put your picture ship "Mekhanik Fomin" on our site ? Your authorship will be indicated
Geir Vinnes on Mar 19, 2017 03:08 (1 year ago)
That is right Allan and when she arrived at Sortland the crew had managed to straighten
the vessel up so much that she was nearly not listing at all when she arrived safely at Sortland.
I have posted two photos of her at Sortland:

Allan RO on Mar 18, 2017 22:23 (1 year ago)
Marine Traffic shows her berthed at Sortland at 14:10, looks like timber cargo shifted and she made a run for port

rarcand on Mar 18, 2017 20:40 (1 year ago)
It is much lower in the water than in the first picture. Is it sinking?
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