May 21, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Barge with Russian generators for nuclear plant on rocks, listed in India
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Barge with Russian generators for nuclear plant on rocks, listed in India
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Barge with Russian generators for nuclear plant on rocks, listed in India
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MARITIME ACCIDENT: Barge with Russian generators for nuclear plant on rocks, listed in India

 

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A Barge loaded with two 300-ton steam generators for reactors five and six of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, broke off the tow line of tug RESCO 5 in the morning of September 6, 2023, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “Barge loaded with two 300-ton steam generators for reactors 5 and 6 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, broke off tow line of tug RESCO 5 in the morning September 6, 2023, and grounded on coastal rocks near the destination, Kudankulam cargo terminal. “Generators arrived from Russia to Tuticorin India, to be transported by barges. Barge or pontoon developed a heavy list, there is the danger of both generators slipping overboard.

“As of evening Sep 9, there are no updates on barge and generators condition, no news on salvage works. It was said earlier, that authorities wait for weather improvement and high water, to refloat the barge and move her to Kudankulam.”

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