Ship with the scrap under the flag of Panama sank in the Black sea

Теплоход с металлоломом под флагом Панамы затонул в Черном море

On Board were eight sailors, all rescued.In the Black sea sank the ship with scrap metal, crew saved. This, reports the online edition of the with reference to the Correspondent.

Noted that the ship sailed under the flag of Panama, and on Board were eight sailors.

“Distress signal from the ship was received at 06:45 from the duty officer of the Maritime rescue center of Sevastopol. The ship began to tolerate distress 50 miles (92 km) from shore. Once the ship gave a roll, the crew evacuated to a life raft. Soon to the place arrived the tanker Minerva, who took on Board sailors. The ship sank, the sea depth at this location is 1.9 km”, – stated in the message.

It is known that the tanker with the rescued sailors to the port of Novorossiysk (Russian Federation). It is noted that all the saved feel good. According to authorities, among the crew members, two Turkish nationals and six of Azerbaijan.

Possible cause of flooding in the Black sea of the ship under the flag of Panama could become an extraordinary displacement of a cargo of scrap metal, said the representative of the press service of Rosmorrechflot.

According to him, to talk about the causes of the incident “it is difficult”. He also assured that the threat of environmental contamination no.

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