On Monday, two tankers collided on the Lena River in the Irkutsk Region, damaging the ship carrying approximately 140 tons of gasoline.
ccording to international news, when the two vehicles collided, between 60 and 90 tons of gasoline were poured into the Lena River, which flows over 4,000 kilometers from the Baikal Mountains to the Arctic Ocean, prompting the Irkutsk region to proclaim a state of emergency.
In one of the tankers, the first officer was in charge of the vessels as the captain was drunk. A criminal investigation is ongoing, and the circumstances, as well as any role that alcohol may have played in the fatality, are being investigated. Both ships’ crews are being inspected and questioned.
As a result of the accident, one of the ships was damaged capacity, which transported 138 tons of gasoline. pic.twitter.com/14KVi8HIfH
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The crew was able to limit the spill by pumping the remaining gasoline into a different tank and installing a fencing boom around the vessel.