Source: the dry-cargo ship “Lyra” is managed by Voda Shipping

Source: the dry-cargo ship “Lyra” is managed by Voda Shipping


“Lear” is not the first time crosses the Kerch Strait, the ship now went to Taganrog for coal.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, 24 Mar. The cargo ship “Lyra” that damaged a bearing support structures for the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, is the management company of Turkey Voda Shipping, however the documents belong to the Turkish company Turkuaz Shipping Corp., said a source familiar with the situation.

Earlier it was reported that the cargo ship “Lira” Turkish companies Turkuaz Shipping Corp., sailing under the Panamanian flag crashed into a pillar of the temporary bridge structure, erected in the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, the pile supports were bent. Head of port operations of the company Turkuaz Shipping Corp. Cemal Kaya stated that the ship to them.

“The ship really belongs to Turkuaz Shipping Corp., but at the moment is managed by Voda Shipping. “Lear” is not the first time passes through the Kerch Strait, the ship now went to Taganrog for coal,” — said the source.

He added that Turkuaz Shipping Corp. most likely is a company resident of Panama under the flag of this country and followed Lyra. At the moment, the crew, consisting of five citizens of Turkey, two citizens of Georgia and two citizens of India, located on the ship, which was detained in the port of Taganrog.

On Wednesday, the court banned the release from the port of Taganrog ship of the Turkish Lira, said the Agency Rosmorrechflot. “The captain of the seaport of Taganrog prohibited release from the port ship “Lyra”. The decision, subject to immediate execution, took the Arbitration court of Rostov region”, — stated in the message.

In addition, the “ship owner filed a Maritime claim of damages, as evidenced by the stamp of the insurer of the vessel from 22 March 2016”.

In the information center “Crimean bridge” reported that the incident will not affect the progress and timing of construction of the Kerch bridge. In the Federal Agency of Maritime and river transport said that work on construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait do not affect the passage of vessels. Calls to the Embassy of Panama in Russia in connection with the incident, as reported by the diplomatic mission, was not.

Kerch bridge will be the longest in Russia. The construction of the car and start the traffic planned in December 2018, on rail in 2019.