The Mekhanik Yartsev a Russian freighter got into difficulties off Portsmouth in the early hours of Boxing Day. The vessel is currently anchored off Hill Head and has developed a 20-degree list, it has power and is stable. There is a plan to move her to Southampton. Some of her cargo of wood has been lost overboard. Her crew of 13 have remained on board.
At about 10:00hrs this morning (28thDecember 2017) with a calm sea and the local RNLI lifeboat off her stern several tugs escorted the Mekhanik Yartsev out of the Solent into Southampton Water and into port.
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