[Mysterious] Disappearance Of General Cargo Ship


A general cargo ship disappeared in Japan Sea on 150 nautical miles south off Nakhodka port, Russia.

General Cargo Ship

Incident: Vessel Missing
Vessel Type: General cargo vessel
Vessel involved: Newzenberg
En Route: From Busan Korea to Nakhodka Russia
Gross Tonnage: 4801
Deadweight: 7300 t
Length × Breadth: 121.73m × 16.44m
Year Built: 2008
Built at: Zhejiang Donghong Shipyard in Xiangshan, China
Operated by: Russian shipowner Korablestroitel

The general cargo ship Newzenberg declared to arrive at Nakhodka port on Thursday last week, but turned off AIS and has not called at any Far East Russian port.  Hence the Russian Port control system which registers all the calls at the country’s ports sent warning message to all fishing and cargo ships in vicinity to be cautious for the missing cargo vessel.  Later today the Russian Emergencies Ministry received a distress call from  the vessel asking for assistance to help the mechanical failure.  It is said that the vessel suffered a 5-day long drift due to this problem and was in a complete blackout.  The crew has tried to fix problem by own means, but failed.  A Salvage tug Kaliningradets left Nakhodka port to help the disabled NEWZENBERG.

Source: FleetMon