MARIA, a general cargo vessel, reportedly lost some of its cargo, including sawn lumber, on either 7 or 8 August. It was close to Preobrazhenya and south Primorye in Russia, Japan Sea. AIS has been missing since 2 August, when the vessel loaded timber at Olga port. She was traveling in the southeast direction. Local sources say the ship sailed to Plastun bay after the accident and was also anchored there. The ship is safe but needs to be moved and fixed with deck cargo.

The crew was on board the vessel. Some reports suggest that the lumber and veneer cargo seemed unstable when it was leaving port. Residents discovered that about two-thirds (or a mile) of the coast was covered in veneer cargo and lumber three days after the ship set sail from Olga. The port was also closed due to complaints from local fishermen.

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