MAJOR SHIPPING CHANNEL BLOCKED
Dec 2020: The Volga River entrance was repeatedly blocked in the first week of December 2020.
Three times in three days a vessel ran aground as reported by Fleetmon:
PORT OLYA2 was exiting the Volga, en route to Iran. Amazingly, this was the third time the OLYA2 grounded in this area in 2020!
Then the OMSKIY 111 grounded in a similar place, again blocking vessels in the Volga.
The following day, further up the Volga, the PARMIS ran aground!
Guardian could potentially prevent these groundings – clients use our solution to mark safe passage channels with Virtual Aids to Navigation. The VAtoNs (or digital bouys) can be moved according to tides/depth data via an automated feed. This would ensure vessels have the latest information on safe routes.