Russian ship Kuzma Minin to be moved later today within Falmouth Harbour

The Russian vessel Kuzma Minin is to be moved to a more sheltered spot within Falmouth Harbour later today. Three tugs and a port pilot will work with the crew in the move which is a purely precautionary measure.

Athough a Port State Inspection by MCA Surveyors confirmed a breach in one of the fuel tanks, there is still no reported pollution.

The vessel remains under detention by the MCA and directed not to leave Falmouth Bay until acceptable repairs have been made.

Once the repairs have taken place, a follow-up inspection will be made before the vessel can be released. The vessel has full electrical and engine power, and all crew onboard are safe and well.

The Secretary of State’s Representative Maritime Salvage & Intervention and the Environment Group continue to monitor the situation.

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