During the storm, the captain of the ship "Melody", while trying to avoid running aground, gave both anchors, but the ship was still thrown out on the coastline. In the Transport Ministry clarified that the wind turned the ship broadside to the trough, resulting in a power plant has not coped with the elements and the boat washed up on the sand bar near the southernmost tip of Sakhalin — Cape Crillon.
The accident crew — nine Russians — was injured, there was no oil spill, but did not quite get hold of water. To remove the people from the ship to them drove two cars with rescuers from Shebunino village, located 25 kilometers from the accident site. Helping sailors Rosmorrechflot keeps under control, ITAR-TASS reported.
"Melody" sails under the flag of the Russian Federation, the official port of registry — Korsakov. The owner of the vessel — Maritime Transport Company of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Ship "Melody" with cargo containers and vehicles traveling from Vladivostok to Korsakov.