Panaiot Volov Tug Sank

The pusher tug Panaiot Volov partially sank in River Danube at Ruse, spilling unknown quantity of diesel oil into the water and causing environment pollution. The vessel was docked at the port, but the thick ice at the river in January and February caused breaches of her hull. The local authorities were informed about the accident, which occurred in beginning of February, but it was estimated that the vessel is outside the fairway and not affecting the shipping through the river. The inspectors and environment team laid oil booms and sorbent around the partially sank pusher tug Panaiot Volov, but the melting of ice caused oil spots down the river, which were reported by local fishermen.