Turkish cargo ship “Lyra”, on March 19, collided with the supports of the bridge under construction in the Kerch Strait, detained in the port of Taganrog. About this TASS said a source in the Maritime services in the region, familiar with the situation.
“In the afternoon of March 20 after receiving the application for the detention of the vessel in connection with the incident port staff inspected the “lyre”. Traces of fresh paint on Board — tried to hide traces of collision with pole. The ship detained by Maritime rules for 72 hours. Is in Taganrog. The ship is old — more than 30 years”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
He added that now it turns out the availability of insurance and the possibility of obtaining compensation for damage of bridge pillars with the owners of the cargo ship.
On the morning of 23 March it became known that late on the evening of March 19, Turkuaz-owned Shipping Corp. the cargo ship, which was ruled by a Turkish citizen, leaned on the support of a working bridge between the fairway and the Islands Tuzla. As a result none of the crew members of the cargo ship were unharmed, but bearing bridge was destroyed.
Source TASS in the information center “Crimean bridge” noted that the cargo ship went under the flag of Panama.
Earlier Wednesday, the “Criminals” published a transcript of the negotiations managers with the vessel, which indicate that the captain of the cargo ship shortly before the collision with pole have repeatedly been warned about the danger of a collision.
From the transcripts it also became known that the cargo ship had no pilot.