In February 1949 the ship Lado Ketskhoveli left Kholmsk for Vladivostok. Captain Shkuro did not have USSR Register documents seized from him in the fall of 1948 due to the landing of the vessel stranded south of the port of Nevelsk and damage to the bow and the first hold.


Since the steamer was sent for repair, the Register of the USSR gave permission for the transfer in ballast. But the deputy head of the Sakhalin Shipping Company, A. Demidov, given that there was not enough tonnage to fulfill the shipping plan, ordered to load the vessel with 2,000 tons of paper. Shkuro refused to accept the cargo, but Demidov threatened to initiate a criminal case against him in the accident of 1948, and the captain surrendered, went to the flight without documents.


A storm broke out on the way, and a day later the water began to flow into the ship’s holds. The nearest ship that could help those in distress, the Surikov turbo-ship, was unloaded in the port of Korsakov. Captain Vadim Sergeevich Kritsky commanded them.


At the time when the deck cargo was removed from the Surikov, a strong north-west wind blew up at the port, which turned into a hurricane. Turbohod and other ships rushed to the outer raid: to storm or anchor. At two o'clock in the afternoon V. Kritsky received from the Far Eastern Shipping Company a radiogram about a disaster in the Sea of ​​Japan on the steamer Lado Ketskhoveli. The captain was asked to contact him and, if necessary, to assist. The emergency vessel at this time was located north of the island of Moneron.


Having established a connection, Kritsky found out that the outboard water flooded Lado Ketskhoveli's bow holds, there was a strong leak in the hull, and Captain Shkuro was going to return to Kholmsk, promising to ask for help if necessary, but for now hopes to cope on his own.


About five hours from “Lado Ketskhoveli” no information was received. It was already dark, the emergency ship did not respond to requests. And then Captain Kritsky decided to go to the rescue. They went to Cape Crillon under the cover of the coast in conditions of poor visibility, almost blindly. There was no locator on the Surikov, the akholot showed a depth of 200 m.


We successfully passed the La Perouse Strait, using a conventional compass and direction finder. The beacon was not seen, only its beeps were heard. On the way to the Sea of ​​Japan, young ice met, somewhat reducing the ship’s rolling, but it soon ended.


From the memoirs of V. Kritsky:


“Received a referral to a distressed ship. It is somewhere between Moneron and Sakhalin. After a couple of hours - still bearing. Knowing about their place, they determined the coordinates of “Lado Ketskhoveli”. Soon his top lights appeared. The disturbance is terrible, frost and knocking down north-westerly wind. Got close. He suggested to captain Shkuro to perish 200 meters of steel conductor with a barrel at the end. Roll - 30 °. Barrel, of course, is not visible, and the ship "Lado Ketskhoveli" closes the blizzard. Maneuvering, trying to hook the conductor with a straightened anchor. Nothing happens. At low speed, the Surikov is out of control, circulation is more than a mile. On average or full speed cut off the hooked conductor. You can't figure out anything in the boil of a rowing wave. L’achat de Viagra générique en ligne https://www.kamelef.mobi/viagra-generique.html l’achat de Viagra générique