Watch: Ship owned by Russia’s biggest salmon farmer wrecked in October storms

Editorial Staff

Video has emerged of Russian feed ship wrecked during a storm in October.

The feed ship Aleksandr Gusev, owned by Inarctica, Russia’s largest salmon farming company, ran into trouble during a storm in the Barents Sea on October 17.

Inarctica farms salmon in the Barents Sea in the Murmansk region, as well as in the lakes of Karelia.

The vessel, measuring 82 meters in length and carrying 200 metric tons of fish feed, was en route from Murmansk to sites on the Kola peninsula with a crew of eight, according to The Barents Observer.

Emergency services were alerted, and both a helicopter and a rescue ship were dispatched to the scene. By the time the helicopter arrived, the ship had already run aground, with the crew safely on the rocks.

The cause of the accident remains unknown.

Inarctica, formerly Russian Aquaculture, recorded a profit of RUB12.2 billion ($128 million) in 2022, an increase of 45 percent on the previous year. The company owns 35 sites for salmon and steelhead, with total potential production volume of around 50,000 metric tons.



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